By shells75 on January 30, 2004
Photo by hkymomgreg
Photo by hkymomgreg
"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). "
Serving Size: 1 (430 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"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!!"
"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!"
"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."
"Delicious! Huge hit with my husband. I will definitely make again. Yum!"
"I was hesitate as some other reviewers about making this dish using cream cheese and sour cream as part of the ingredients. As mentioned by other reviewers, I sauted chopped red onions and two garlic cloves along with turkey meatballs. Added whole wheat pasta, the melted cream cheese (1/3 less fat) and light sour cream and jack,cheddar, mozzarella and grated parmesan cheeses. Poured into my greased 9 x 13 casserole dish and sprinkled some more parmesan cheese on top. I baked at 350 degrees for only 30 minutes. I served with garlic toast (next time I will include a green salad). It was a hit. My husband; who is picky, even took some to work the next day. Definitely will use this recipe again. Thanks for all the suggestions."
"This was great! My husband loves it! I didn't have cream cheese and still tasted amazing!"
"SO good!! Easy to make. My husband was very impressed!"
"Only thing I added was some sundried tomatoes to the pasta before baking! Awesome!"
"Delicious! Instead of ground beef I used a bag of frozen Italian meatballs that I warmed in the microwave. I also doubled the cheese for us cheese lovers. This one is going in my keeper file! Thanks Shells75!"
"I will definatly make this again!!
Only suggestion is to warm up the cream cheese in the mirowave prior to blending it with the pasta and sour cream--this be be sooo much eaiser and less messy."
"Sooo yummy! Great for freezing or potluck!"
"Very good. I stirred everything together and put it in a 9x13 pan."
"I am a Mom of three son's ages 11, 13 and 15. We had a large family gathering and everyone asked for the Spaghetti Casserole recipe. It was very tasty and filling. I want to add spinach next time I make it. Delicious!"
"DELISH!!!!! My family and I loved this dish. Great change from regular spaghetti!! I added garlic powder also, because I feel there always needs to be garlic!!!! Thank you for posting this great recipe, this will be in our meal rotation ALOT!!!"
"One of our favorite recipes! Easy and delicious! Gave it to a friend at work who forgot to add the meat and it was still delicious. I will continue to make this. Thanks for sharing"
"This was great! I did add 8 oz tomato sauce and Italian seasonings to the spaghetti sauce. Thanks!"
"Very good!! Added mushrooms and one cup of cheese wasn't nearly enough for our preference, so I did use more! Thanks for sharing!"
"It wouldn't be fair to give stars because I deviated from the recipe. I did enjoy this and thought it made a great baked spaghetti. I used 4 ozs of fat free cream cheese, 4 ozs of fat free sour cream, 6 ozs of spaghetti noodles, sauteed onion, green pepper and garlic. I left out the mozzarella, but strictly for calorie control, I know I would have really liked it! I think a great addition would be some grated Parmesan cheese. Like most of the other reviewers, i also just mixed everything together rather than layering."
"I doubled this recipe to take two pans to a potluck dinner. I thought it was good, but a little too creamy even though I added extra marinara sauce. Next time, I will use half the amount of cream cheese. I really liked being able to make it ahead of time and cook it the day of! A huge time saver!"