"Really easy and filling recipe. Serve with a tossed salad and garlic bread. Better than lasagna." — CHUBS
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lean ground beef
ground black pepper
garlic powder to taste
chopped green bell pepper
1 (26 ounce) jar
chopped green onions
1/2 (8 ounce) package
1 1/2 cups
shredded Cheddar cheese
This is one of my favorite recipes from this site - here's how I make it: Cut the pasta amount in half and use rigatoni or penne as this heavy sauce needs a sturdier base than spaghetti. Omit the green onions and throw some minced garlic, freshly ground black pepper and diced onion in with the ground beef. Stir the cheese mixture into the cooked noodles and place in the bottom of the baking dish. Top with the sauce. Cover and bake for 20 minutes, uncover and top with the cheese. Bake for about 10 minutes more or until the cheese is bubbly. This makes a ton of seriously yummy comfort food. Everyone loves it!
This was a lot of trouble for spaghetti topped with melted cheese.
This is the only way I make spaghetti...ever! My favorite part is the cream cheese/sour cream mixture. Update: I have made this many, many times and have finally perfected this wonderful recipe; I use 1.5 jars of sauce, I mix my cooked noodles with butter and lots of parmesan before putting in the pan, and finally I added about 1/2 cup of ricotta to the cream cheese/sour cream.
Yummy, yummy, yummy! I buttered the spaghetti a bit before layering in the pan and I used a jar of Newman's Sausage and Peppers sauce along with 1/2 a jar of Ragu- it could have used more sauce so I would use two whole jars next time. I also combined some ricotta cheese with the cream cheese mixture. We all loved it! I might skip the cheddar cheese next time and replace it with mozzerella. You could also scale down the pasta a bit if you don't have a full pound and it would work fine...the pound of spaghetti really filled the pyrex. This will be something I make at least once a month- it makes a ton and I always appreciate left overs so I don't have to cook every day. Thanks for sharing a great pasta dish.
I can't wait for lunch to have the leftovers!!! What a delicious hearty meal; so easy and so wonderful! I omitted both the green peppers and green onions and used Bertolli Organic Tomato Basil Sauce--YUM~O! I sautéed half a sweet onion in butter until translucent in the same pan browned up quality lean ground beef, seasoned to taste. Tossed thin spaghetti noodles w/ butter and parmesan cheese as suggested by Khristin (no dry noodles like others). Added 1/2 cup of low-fat ricotta cheese and substituted a combo of cheddar/jack and mozzarella for the cheddar cheese. After dinner I couldn’t stop eating little bites from the casserole dish. Will be making this again soon! Thanks for an awesome recipe!!!
My husband and I are giving this 4 stars. It was amazing...but the noodles making up the bottom layer really dried up when it went into the oven. We followed the recipe to heart, but for future attempts, we suggest mixing the meat and noodles together so it dosen't dry up as bad, adding the sour cream/chive/cream cheese on the top and then the cheese. We will do this again!! One of my personal favorites omitting the dry noodles.
Thank you for this recipe. I made it today for my husband who was coming home for a day from trucking. He raved and raved. But as usual I used it as a skeleton and changed the following...
1. I didn't measure out the sour cream and cream cheese exactly. I just blended a medium container of SC and 8 oz of CC. Much easier!
2. I used the 1 lb of spaghettie and added some broken pieces of lassagna I had.
3. I used 1 lb ground chuck AND 1 lb. roll of sage flavored sausage. I fried it together throwing in the green pepper and 4 cloves of garlic. I also used lots of spices to heat it up like cumin, oregano, garlic salt, seasoned pepper, pepper corn ? (like used at pizza hut to sprinkle on) and minced onion.
4. I bought 8 oz mozzarella and 8 oz sharp chedder and used all but 2 oz from each.
It was delicious!! Since I baked it in a 14x11 pan, there were leftovers of the noodles and meatsauce. There was no extra sour adn cream cheese. I added the noodles to the sauce and froze for spaghetti later. I bagged and froze the leftover pie too.
This is a good recipe, but I tweak it a bit. I make my own sauce, and instead of spreading the cream cheese and sour cream over the spaghetti, I mix it in with the noodles. I've also found that mozzarella cheese is preferred by my family. But it's a good base recipe to work from.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spaghetti Pie III
Serving Size: 1/7 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 283
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