Winner's Spaghetti Casserole

READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Place cooked spaghetti in a deep 1.5 quart oval baking dish or a glass 9x13" casserole.
  • In a skillet, brown the ground beef until cooked through;drain fat and stir in spaghetti sauce.
  • Heat over low heat, covered, until warmed through, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
  • Add onions and peppers to the butter and saute until just lightly browned.
  • Cut up cream cheese into small chunks and add to the onion mixture; stir until melted and well combined.
  • Pour half of the meat sauce over the cooked spaghetti.
  • Pour all of the cream cheese sauce over the first layer of meat sauce, using a spatula to spread evenly.
  • Pour remaining meat sauce over the cream cheese layer, again using a spatula to spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese over the top to taste.
  • Cover with foil and bake for about 25 minutes or warm and bubbly.
  • Remove cover and bake 5 minutes more.
  • This can be prepared ahead, refrigerated, and not baked until the following day, if desired (if you do, allow extra baking time).