Baked Spaghetti Recipe (Million Dollar Spaghetti)


Serves 8
Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 55 min


1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 lb Italian sausage
1 T olive oil
1 diced onion
1 diced bell pepper
1 T minced garlic
1 cup Merlot

28 oz can crushed tomatoes
2 T tomato paste
1 T Italian seasoning
1 T granulated sugar
1 T onion powder
1 T garlic powder
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 T chopped fresh basil
2 beef bouillon cubes
Salt and pepper to taste


1 lb thin spaghetti (cooked)
4 oz cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp chopped fresh basil
1 cup sharp cheddar (shredded)
1 cup mozzarella (shredded)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot
  2. Add in the beef and Italian sausage.
  3. Brown and drain off fat
  4. Add the onion and bell pepper
  5. Sauté for 4-5 mins
  6. Add garlic and sauté for 30 secs.
  7. Pour in the wine and stir for 30 secs
  8. Add the remaining ingredients listed for the sauce and stir.
  9. Lower heat to a simmer and allow the sauce to cook for 30 mins uncovered.
  10. Preheat oven to 375 F
  11. In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, Italian seasoning and basil together until we’ll combined.
  12. Add the cooked and drained spaghetti to the mixture and stir until spaghetti is coated.
  13. In a 13x9 baking dish, ladle 1/2 cup of the sauce onto the bottom and spread it evenly.
  14. Add the spaghetti pasta on top.
  15. Cover the spaghetti evenly with the cheddar cheese.
  16. Pour over the rest of the sauce.
  17. Sparkle the Mozzarella cheese on top.
  18. Add more fresh basil (optional)
  19. Bake, uncovered, for 25 min.
  20. Allow 5-10 mins to cool before serving.
  21. Enjoy!

By B. Coop

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