Monday, January 9, 2012

Cream Cheese Spaghetti Bake

I made this recipe for dinner last night. We love spaghetti so I pinned a couple of different recipes on Pinterest that put a little twist on plain 'ol spaghetti. This was pretty quick and easy to make. The only extra ingredient was cream cheese, so it was very inexpensive to make. Greg and I both liked it and having things that cook in the oven for 30+ minutes are perfect because I can whip it up and throw it in the oven, we can bathe the boys, read them their stories, and put them to bed, and then dinner is ready. It works out perfect for the way we do things right now.

Cream Cheese Spaghetti Bake

12 oz spaghetti
1 (28 ounce) jars prepared spaghetti sauce
1 lb lean ground beef (I used venison)
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 clove garlic, minced
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
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 :

  1. Looks great! Thanks for posting.

    april@Party of Five