We will all agree that spaghetti is everyone’s favorite, not in the US only, but around the globe. Even though they originate in Italy, every country has adopted its own recipe.

This spaghetti casserole is called this way because its taste is a million dollars.

I love this recipe because it has simple ingredients, but the way of cooking and preparing them makes them so special and delicious.

There’s no easier way of cooking spaghetti than making a spaghetti casserole. You can adjust the ingredients to your liking and create your own twist on this recipe. You will need only 15 minutes to prep this dish and additional 50 minutes to cook it in the oven.

You will love every bite, be sure of that.

Why you’ll love the recipe:

This is a great recipe if you like to invite your family members or friends to a delicious dinner party. The spaghetti casserole is always a great idea for a quick but very appetizing meal for your loved ones. 

How to serve it:

You can serve it with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt, if you prefer, or with a glass of red wine. 

Ingredients:

  • Spaghetti noodles
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cream cheese softened
  • Cottage cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Butter melted
  • Parmesan cheese to taste

How to make Million-dollar Spaghetti Casserole:

Step 1. First, preheat your oven to 350 F or 180 C degrees. 

Step 2. Cook the spaghetti to your liking and drain them in the colander. 

Step 3. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef for about 5 minutes. 

Step 4. Pour in the sauce and mix until combined. 

Step 5. Mix the cream cheese, cottage cheese, and sour cream in a medium-sized bowl until well combined. 

Step 6. Spray your 13×8 inch casserole pan with cooking spray and spread half of the noodles. 

Step 7. Spread the cream cheese on top of the noodles, then add the second half of the noodles. 

Step 8. Top with ground beef and sauce, and bake for about 30 minutes.

Step 9. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top and cook for additional 15 minutes.  

Serve and enjoy. 

The dish is a weeknight idea for the family and a kid-friendly dish that everyone will enjoy.

Million-dollar spaghetti casserole

This spaghetti casserole is called this way because it’s taste is a million dollars. I love this recipe because it has simple ingredients, but the way of cooking and preparing them makes them so special and delicious.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. Spaghetti noodles
  • 1 Jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz. Cream cheese softened
  • 8 oz. Cottage cheese
  • ¼ C. Sour cream
  • ½ C. Butter melted
  • Parmesan cheese to taste

Instructions
 

  • First, preheat your oven to 350 F or 180 C degrees.
  • Cook the spaghetti to your liking and drain them in the colander.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the sauce and mix until combined.
  • Mix the cream cheese, cottage cheese and sour cream in a medium-sized bowl until well combined.
  • Spray your 13×8 inch casserole pan with cooking spray and spread half of the noodles.
  • Spread the cream cheese on top of the noodles, then add the second half of the noodles.
  • Top with ground beef and sauce, and bake for about 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top and cook for additional 15 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy.
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Can you make it ahead?

You can make the spaghetti and sauce ahead of time for up to 1 day. Just assemble everything and bake it whenever you need. 

Storage instructions

You can store this casserole dish in the fridge for up to 2 days and enjoy it warm when needed. 

Variations and substitutes

You can easily swap the spaghetti with tagliatelle or fettuccine. Use ground turkey or some mustard in the sauce for a better flavor.