Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole

 

Ingredients:

8 ounces of spaghetti noodles.

1 pound of lean ground beef.

16 ounces of spaghetti sauce.

½ cup of butter, sliced (divided).

8 ounces of cottage cheese.

Eight oz. of cream cheese, softened.

¼ cup of bitter cream.

8 ounces of shredded sharp Cheddar cheese.

Directions:

Step 1

First, preheat oven to 350°F (175°C), while bringing a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, and cook spaghetti in boiling water for about 12 minutes until firm but cooked through, then drain.

Step 2

Then, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown and crumble the beef for 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard any grease, and transfer the cooked beef to a bowl and mix in spaghetti sauce.

Step 3

After that, in a 9×13-inch casserole dish, arrange half of the butter slices at the bottom. Spread half of the spaghetti evenly over the butter in the dish.

Step 4

In a bowl, combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream. Spread this mixture over the layer of spaghetti in the casserole dish. Then, cover the mixture with the remaining spaghetti and top it with the remaining slices of butter.

Step 5

Next, pour the ground beef mixture over the spaghetti in the casserole dish, ensuring it is spread evenly in a layer.

Step 6

Finally, bake the casserole in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Afterward, spread Cheddar cheese on top and continue baking for approximately 15 minutes, until the cheese has melted and lightly browned.

Here are some quick Tips for Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole:

1- Cook spaghetti noodles al dente to avoid overcooking.

2- Drain ground beef well to prevent excess grease in the casserole.

3- Choose a flavorful spaghetti sauce to enhance the taste.

4- Layer ingredients evenly for a well-balanced dish.

5- Let the casserole rest before serving to allow it to set.

6- Customize with additional ingredients like veggies or bacon
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7- Garnish with fresh herbs for a visually appealing presentation.

8- Serve with a side salad or garlic bread for a complete meal.

9- Leftovers can be delicious, so save some for later enjoyment.

Indulge in the cheesy, flavorful goodness of Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole, and treat yourself to a truly unforgettable culinary delight. Enjoy!!