Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti

Another hopelessly bad picture, but at least there is a picture. I think this was leftover lunch the day after we had it. I make a lot of dishes and simply forget to snap a picture, so at least I remembered the next day with this one. It turned out to be a great dinner that was simple and a fun twist on regular spaghetti. My kids love spaghetti so I try to find different dishes that incorporate the same basic ingredients. This was another Pinterest find. Love that site!

Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti

12 oz spaghetti
1 (28 ounce) jar prepared spaghetti sauce
1 lb lean ground beef
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 clove garlic, minced
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
In a skillet, brown the ground beef until cooked through; drain fat and stir in spaghetti sauce.  Set aside.
Cook spaghetti according to directions on packet.  Drain and place cooked spaghetti in bowl.  Add cream cheese, Italian Seasoning and minced garlic.  Stir until cream cheese is melted and the spaghetti is thoroughly coated. 
Lightly grease a 9x13" pan.  Spread a small amount of meat sauce in the bottom of the dish.  Put spaghetti on top of sauce and top with remaining meat sauce.  Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
Bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly.

1 comment:

Miranda Townsend said...

Hey!! We make this ALLLLL the time!! And love it to death cause it's so easy and delicious. I never make regular spaghetti anymore:)