BAKED CREAM CHEESE SPAGHETTI

BAKED CREAM CHEESE SPAGHETTI
A baked spaghetti casserole that’s amazingly cheesy and creamy. It’s comfort food at its best, and EASIEST!
It’s enough to feed a crowd or feed a party of two all week long. You win either way.
BAKED CREAM CHEESE SPAGHETTI
yield: 8 SERVINGS 
prep time: 15 MINUTES 
cook time: 25 MINUTES 
total time: 40 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9×13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and onion and cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drain excess fat.
  4. Stir in crushed tomatoes, basil, oregano, parsley and red pepper flakes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together cream cheese and sour cream.
  6. Add pasta to the prepared baking dish and layer with cream cheese and beef mixture; sprinkle with cheeses.
  7. Place into oven and bake until bubbly and heated through, about 15-20 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.


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