Creamy Baked Spaghetti

Pinit
One of my dearest friends had a baby last Thursday night; Baby Samuel is joining big brother Penn, and both boys are so incredibly blessed to have a wonderful mom and dad.  They brought Samuel home late Friday night, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the new cutie pie.  So, on Saturday I arrived at their doorstep, bearing food in exchange for holding the baby.  I wanted to make something hearty (and yummy, of course) so that the one-dish meal could feed the family for a meal or two.  I thought this creamy baked spaghetti would be perfect!  I also took my chocolate chip pie for dessert (and, by the way, I got to hold the sweet baby for an hour!)

Recipe Ingredients

  • 8-12 oz of spaghetti
  • 28 oz traditional marinara sauce
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • about a half cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • Italian seasonings of your choice

Pre-heat oven to 350 and brown the beef in a large skillet.

Add sauce and seasonings, and stir well.

Meanwhile, cook and drain spaghetti noodles according to package instructions.  While sauce simmers on low, place softened cream cheese in a small mixing bowl.

While noodles are still hot, place on top of cheese and gradually incorporate the two together.

 

Then, add garlic and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.

 

 

Give it all a good stir.

Grease your pan (I used a disposable pan for this occasion) and coat the bottom with sauce.

Then, place entire noodle mixture on top of sauce.  Cover the noodles with the rest of the sauce.

 

Lastly, sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese and all of the mozzarella cheese evenly on top.

Bake, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.  In addition to smelling incredible, it will look so scrumptious that you will have to keep yourself from digging right in.

Pinit

I mean, look at that stuff!  It looks amazing!  While I didn’t get to eat any myself, my friends texted me that night and claimed the dinner was “righteous”.  I believe that certainly earns 5/5 herbs!

 

Creamy Baked Spaghetti
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Ingredients
  • 8-12 oz of spaghetti
  • 28 oz traditional marinara sauce
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • about a half cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • Italian seasonings of your choice
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 and brown the beef in a large skillet.
  2. Add sauce and seasonings, and stir well.
  3. Meanwhile, cook and drain spaghetti noodles according to package instructions. While sauce simmers on low, place softened cream cheese in a small mixing bowl.
  4. While noodles are still hot, place on top of cream cheese and gradually incorporate the two together.
  5. Then, add garlic and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
  6. Give it all a good stir.
  7. Grease a 9x13 pan and coat the bottom with sauce.
  8. Then, place entire noodle mixture on top of sauce. Cover the noodles with the rest of the sauce.
  9. Lastly, sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese and all of the mozzarella cheese evenly on top.
  10. Bake, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.

 

 


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4 comments on “Creamy Baked Spaghetti

  1. Babies are awesome! I bet your friends appreciated the meal, and it looks so yummy! I love that it has cream cheese in it! Mmmmmmm. 😉

  2. Yep, cream cheese is one of my favorite food groups 😉

  3. Oh yum! This looks ridiculously delicious. Do you think I could sub in veggies or shredded chicken for the ground beef?

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