Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

A friend of mine brought some of this into work for me to try and I had to get the recipe. It's delicious! I submitted this exactly how it was given to me. I used thin spaghetti (my preference), melted the cream cheese almost all the way before mixing with spaghetti, mixed the ground beef with tomato sauce before layering (by mistake).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. The recipe calls for a 9x13 casserole, but I usually split it between two 8x8 pans (increasing the spaghetti, beef, sauce and mozarella slightly if needed) and freeze one of them for another time.
  2. Cook the spaghetti and drain, but don't rinse.
  3. Put it right back in the warm pot and add the cream cheese.
  4. Blend the cream cheese until melted with the spaghetti and then blend in the sour cream.
  5. Put spaghetti mixture into greased pan.
  6. Layer some of the mozarella, then the beef, then a little more mozarella.
  7. Spread the spaghetti sauce across and then put the rest of the mozarella on top.
  8. Bake at 350 (or maybe 375?) for 30- 35 minutes- until a knife comes out clean.
  9. Let it stand for 5 or 10 minutes.


Most Helpful

HUGE hit at my house full of men! They insist that I do not make spaghetti any other way and have to agree with them. This is so easy, flavorful and freezes great. Like others noted, instead of layering, I just mixed all ingredients together and put in casserole and topped with the cheese before baking. Instead of spaghetti sauce, I used 1 lg. can of chopped tomatoes and 1 lg. can of pureed tomato. I used a blend of shredded cheese and I like that better than just mozzarella.
Thanks for posting!!

Queen B August 17, 2010

My whole family loved it! I made a few addition while cooking the meat: 2 Italian sausages (casings removed and crumbled), chopped onion and garlic....oh, and used prob closer to 3 c mozz cheese-hey, there can never be too much cheese! this dish was wonderful and will def be a regular meal at our house!

tonya k. March 15, 2010

This was very tasty and easy to make. It easily makes 8 servings. I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese, light sour cream, and a 32 oz jar of Classico Tomato and Basil pasta sauce. I browned the ground beef with 1 tsp minced garlic and after draining the beef, I added salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. I used a shredded Italian cheese blend. I split it into 2 dishes; baked one and refrigerated the other for a family. Thanks for sharing.

GibbyLou February 22, 2014

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