Thanks to Passionate Penny Pincher for passing along this yummy recipe for Cheesy Baked Spaghetti. She says it is to good enough to eat the whole pan, and she does not even like normal spaghetti I am thinking it is worth a try since I am not a huge spaghetti fan either. Sure does look good!
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Cheesy Baked Spaghetti (aka Scooter’s Spaghetti, adapted from Salad in a Jar)Ingredients
- 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti hopefully in your stockpile!
- 1 pound ground beef Ground Round On Sale at Publix, $3.99/lb
- 1 large can spaghetti sauce (26.5 ounces) Ragu BOGO $2.20, Use $.50/1 Ragu pasta sauce 1/29/12 RP
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup chopped green peppers optional, we did not use them
- 1/3 cup chopped onions Sweet Onions On Sale, 1.29/lb at Publix
- 8 ounces softened cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Fresh grated Parmesan cheese we substituted with mozzarella because I didn’t have any Fresh parmesan
- French Fried Onions (small can) Use $.30/1 French Fried OnionsDirections
- Cook spaghetti according to directions on the package. Cook to al dente, drain and set aside.
- Brown ground beef, and drain grease. Pour spaghetti sauce into ground beef and heat.
- While spaghetti & ground beef are cooking, combine onions, peppers & butter in microwave save bowl. Cover and heat on high for four minutes.
- Add cream cheese and milk to microwaved onions & pepper mixture and stir (you may need to warm the cream cheese up a few seconds in the microwave to make it easy to mix together.)
- In a 10×6 oval pyrex dish (or similar size), put a thin layer of the spaghetti sauce on the bottom of the dish.
- Then add all the spaghetti noodles.
- Next add cream cheese mixture, and then the spaghetti sauce.
- Sprinkle parmesan cheese (or mozzarella) over the top of the casserole. (I added about 3/4 cups of mozzarella, but I think fresh parmesan would ahve been fantastic!)
- Bake at 350 for twenty five minutes. Add can of fried onions, and bake an additional five minutes (be careful not to let them burn!)
- Garnish with grated parmesan. . . yummmmmmm!