Spaghetti Sauce With Cream Cheese & Salsa

Total Time
55mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 50 mins

Made this up yesterday because I have a surplus of cream cheese and needed to use it. The measurements are estimates: I used ready-made sauce. I am sure it would work well with homemade sauce as well. I imagine you could also use homemade salsa too.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (26 ounce) canof hunt's spaghetti sauce (mushroom)
  • 12 cup of favorite brand salsa (medium)
  • 1 12 lbs ground chuck
  • 8 ounces of mild Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 onion
  • 14 cup olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oregano

Directions

  1. Place olive oil in large skillet and turn up to medium heat.
  2. Chop onion, then add to hot oil; saute for approximately three minutes.
  3. Add ground beef and sausage. Stir and cook until both are well browned (20-25 minutes).
  4. Remove oil from pan (I tilt the pan and spoon it out).
  5. Add sauce, then add the salsa.
  6. Cover and cook at medium heat until sauce starts to bubble (15 minutes).
  7. Cut cream cheese into chunks and stir into the sauce. Cook and stir until thoroughly melted (15 minutes).
  8. Serve over pasta, rice or bread.
Most Helpful

5 5

I was a little nervous to make this dish, but I really needed to cook my hamburger and I have been looking for a recipe to use the cream cheese I had, so I figured it was worth a try. I loved it! All the ingredients worked really well together and brought out a great flavor! I will make this again.

5 5

I'm eating the leftovers as I type; really good! I served over spaghetti. Made for PAC Spring 08.