Baked Million Dollar Spaghetti

 

Baked Million Dollar Spaghetti is creamy with a melty cheese center, topped with meat sauce and extra bubbly cheese. Tastes like a cross between baked ziti and lasagna with half the effort!



Ingredients


1 pound spaghetti , cooked two minutes shy of directions and drained

1 pound ground beef

1 medium onion , chopped


2 cloves of garlic , minced

Kosher salt and pepper to taste (I used 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper)

6 cups Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce


8 ounces cream cheese , softened

3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

parsley , chopped (optional as a garnish)


Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet add the beef, onions, garlic, salt and pepper into the pan and cook on high.

Once browned, turn off the heat, drain the liquid left in the pan and mix in one cup of the marinara sauce.

Add the cooked spaghetti to the remaining 5 cups of the marinara sauce and toss to combine.

Mix the cream cheese and 2 cups of mozzarella cheese in a bowl.

Add half the pasta/sauce to the bottom of a 9x13 pan.

Add the cream cheese mixture and top with the remaining pasta/sauce mixture.

Add the meat sauce mixture on top of the pasta and top with remaining cup of mozzarella cheese.

Cover and bake for 30 minutes.


Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly

Source : dinnerthendessert.com