Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole

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Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole

We had a Spaghetti Dinner and Cake/Dessert Auction at church to raise funds for the teenagers camps and activities and I ended up helping with the food, I’m sure you’re all shocked by this!  Someone had the great idea (I think it was Alisha) to do this baked spaghetti instead of just regular spaghetti and it was genius!  It was easier to prepare, not as messy to serve or eat and tasted better than regular spaghetti.

16 ounces spaghetti

1 pound ground beef

1 (28 oz) jar prepared spaghetti sauce

1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce

8 ounces cream cheese, softened and cubed

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 clove garlic, minced or pressed

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1  Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly grease a 9 x 13″ pan.

2  Cook spaghetti according to package directions.

3  While spaghetti is cooking, brown ground beef until cooked through, drain fat then stir in spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce.

4  Drain spaghetti.  In the pot that you just cooked the spaghetti in, add the cream cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic and stir until cream cheese is soft and starting to melt then add in spaghetti and stir until spaghetti is coated with the cream cheese.

5  Spread a thin layer of the meat sauce on the bottom of the pan then pour spaghetti over it and spread out in pan.  Top with remaining sauce and then the Parmesan.

6  Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

recipe from Plain Chicken

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