CREAM CHEESE SPAGHETTI DREAM Recipe
BY: JEN MARTINEZ FROM JUANITA’S CUCINA
Cream Cheese Spaghetti Dream is a delightful dinner. At first, it seems like a typical spaghetti dish - the ground beef even makes it resemble spaghetti and meatballs. Unlike a typical spaghetti dinner, though, this recipe incorporates cream cheese. This special ingredient really makes the dish stand out against other pasta casseroles.
12 ounces spaghetti (3/4 of a box)
1 (28-ounce) jar prepared spaghetti sauce
1 pound lean ground beef
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 clove garlic, minced
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
a. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
b. In a skillet, brown the ground beef until cooked through; drain fat and stir in spaghetti sauce. Set aside.
c. Cook spaghetti according to directions on packet. Drain and place cooked spaghetti back in pot. Add cream cheese, Italian seasoning and minced garlic. Stir until cream cheese is melted and the spaghetti is thoroughly coated.
d. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch 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.
e. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.
f. Bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly.