Million Dollar Spaghetti is a DELICIOUS easy dinner idea! The noodles are layered with a cheesy center and topped with a yummy homemade meat sauce and cheese. | Tastes Better From Scratch
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Million Dollar Spaghetti

Million Dollar Spaghetti is a DELICIOUS easy dinner idea! The noodles are layered with a cheesy center and topped with a yummy homemade meat sauce and cheese.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 15
Calories: 373kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground Italian sausage
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 1 small onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 24 ounce jars marinara pasta sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley leaves for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet cook and crumble the ground beef and Italian sausage and season with salt and pepper. Remove most of the grease.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook for a few minutes until onion is translucent. 
  • Add all but 1/2 cup of the marinara sauce (reserve 1/2 cup for the noodles) to the mixture and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Cook Spaghetti according to package instructions, just until “al dente”.
  • Place hot spaghetti in a large mixing bowl with butter and 1/2 cup marinara sauce and toss to combine. Pour HALF of the pasta into a 9x13’’ pan.
  • Combine cream cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese in a bowl and mix well. Smooth over noodles in the pan. 
  • Top with remaining noodles. Add meat mixture on top and smooth into an even layer. Top with mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. 
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Check it around 20 minutes and if the cheese is browning too quickly, place a piece of tinfoil over it.
  • Wait about 10-15 minutes before cutting and serving. Enjoy!

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Notes

This is a great freezer meal!  Tips for freezing this recipe are listed in the post above!
I love to serve this with Homemade Olive Garden Breadsticks!

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 644mg | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 13% | Vitamin C: 4.8% | Calcium: 17.6% | Iron: 8.3%