Monday, November 8, 2021

MONDAY RECIPE POST - MILLION-DOLLAR SPAGHETTI

 We hadn't made a pasta dish in a while, so I found this one at All Recipes.  


Million-Dollar Spaghetti - 8 servings


1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti

1 pound lean ground beef 

1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

½ cup butter, sliced - divided

1 (8 ounce) container cottage cheese

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

¼ cup sour cream 

1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.  (We used Angel Hair Pasta and it only took 4-1/2 minutes for al dente.)

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and stir in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain well and discard grease.  Transfer to a bowl and mix spaghetti sauce into ground beef.

Place half the slices of butter into the bottom of a 9x13-inch casserole dish. 

Spread half the spaghetti into the dish. 

Mix cottage cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream together in a bowl; spread mixture over spaghetti. 

Layer remaining spaghetti over creamy mixture. 

Top with remaining pats of butter.

Pour ground beef mixture over spaghetti and spread to cover casserole.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. 

Spread Cheddar cheese over casserole and continue baking until cheese has melted and is lightly browned, about 15 more minutes.

Here is the whole address for the recipe.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/232227/million-dollar-spaghetti/

A wonderful meal and definitely a keeper.  Wouldn't want to change a thing.  Fortunately we had all the ingredients on hand to make this meal.

Lots of leftovers which we have been enjoying.  This also looks like it would freeze well.   

We served it with a simple salad of sliced hot-house cucumbers, sliced tomatoes, sliced red onion on a bed of Boston lettuce leaves.  

Gregg made a dressing with a tablespoon each of Hoisin Sauce and Ponzu Sauce, 2 tablespoons each of Rice Wine Vinegar and Agave Syrup.  It was very good but use your favorite dressing if you prefer.

Also added a glass of Beringer's White Zinfandel, which we both like.


Thanks for looking and I wish you all a great week.



30 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful, and comforting. Especially now, in the fall.

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    1. It was Ginny and the leftovers just got better and better :)

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  2. Hooray for left overs. The best meals are often even nicer the day after.

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  3. I love spaghetti! And I love leftover spaghetti!!

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  4. Looks delicious. I like being able to freeze leftovers for quick dinners on other nights.

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    1. Thanks Ann, I love being able to freeze leftovers, especially good for the days to eat something nutritious when I don't feel like cooking and want a quick bite :)

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  5. Hello,
    This recipe sounds delicious, I love pasta too.
    Have a great new week!

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    1. Thanks Eileen, we have a lot in common :) You have a great new week also.

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  6. Sounds like a great meal! I love pasta with a nice crisp salad.

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    1. It is a wonderful combination isn't it? Thanks Gigi :)

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  7. i love spaghettis and would never think of some of these ingredients, i am thinking it was super great

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  8. Sounds so rich and good. It would be a great potluck dish!

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    1. It would be great for a potluck dish, you're right Ellen. Thank you :)

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  9. Pleased you enjoyed this recipe - many thanks for sharing it.

    Enjoy the week ahead.

    All the best Jan

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    1. You are very welcome Jan and thank you. All the best to you too :)

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  10. Sounds like a million dollar dinner for sure! I love this recipe and Greg's dressing also sounds good. We camped across the country and have been home for about 10 days now, so we are now ready to do some "real" cooking instead of the kind of thing we eat when in the trailer.

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    1. Hi Sallie, thank you and looking forward to reading all about your trip when I visit. Happy cooking! :)

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  11. Love the name of this yummy sounding pasta dish! My grandson loves pasta. Thanks for sharing a dish with leftovers, Denise. That makes me happy on a busy day to have them at the ready or in the freezer.

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    1. Frozen meals prepared ahead are so great for busy days aren't they Martha Ellen?I bet your grandson loves your pasta :)

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    1. Thank you Margaret, it is now one of our favorites :) Usually I jusst make a spaghetti sauce over the top of the pasta.

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  13. Reminds me of my mom's spaghetti!

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    1. Always good to be reminded of our mothers meals :)

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  14. I seldom make pasta as Nigel always makes pasta for himself on the two days I only eat fruit, Monday and Thursday.

    I am far behind with blogging. Hope fully I will get time soon to go through all my October and November photos!!!

    Keep well. Diane

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    1. Hi Diane, looking forward to seeing your photos but know how busy you've been. Life takes precedence. Thank you and you keep well also :)

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