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Baked Cream Cheesy Spaghetti

Ingredients:
  • 8 Ounces – Dried Spaghetti, Uncooked
  • 1 Pound – Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Tablespoon – Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon – Sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon – Pepper
  • 1- jar – Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon (as needed) – Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup – Sweet Red Pepper, Diced
  • 1/2 Cup – Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 1 pkg / 8 Ounces – Cream Cheese, at Room Temperature, Cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons – Milk
  • 1-1 1/2 Cups – Parmesan Cheese Grated
  • 1 Cup – French Fried Onions (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook Spaghetti according to package directions, just until al dente. Drain well and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, brown beef adding the oregano, salt and pepper, and cook until there is no longer any pink. Remove cooked beef to a paper towel lined plate. Set aside. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of fat from skillet. If you don’t have 1 tablespoon of oil, add enough olive oil to compensate. (Just eyeball this. You only need enough oil to saute the veggies.)
  4. Add peppers and onions to skillet and saute until they are soft. Add cream cheese and milk to skillet and stir until well combined. Set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl mix the cooked beef and spaghetti sauce.
  6. In a 9×13 inch baking dish, add about 1/3 of a cup of sauce-meat mixture, and spread to cover bottom of dish.
  7. Add all the spaghetti to baking dish and spread out evenly.
  8. Add the cream cheese-veggie mixture to baking dish and spread out evenly.
  9. Add the sauce-meat mixture to baking dish and spread out evenly.
  10. Top casserole with Parmesan cheese.
  11. Bake in preheat oven until casserole is baked through the center, about 25 minutes.
  12. Top casserole with the french fried onions and bake another 5 minutes, watching carefully so onions do not burn. SERVE 🙂

 

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