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Recipe of the Day *8-18-12*

Posted by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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Baked Spaghetti

Layered spaghetti casserole topped with french fried onions. A family favorite!
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large can spaghetti sauce (26.5 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped green peppers (I usually omit or substitute red peppers)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • French Fried Onions (small can)
Directions
  1. Cook spaghetti according to directions on the package. Cook to al dente, drain and set aside.
  2. Brown ground beef. Drain excess grease. Add spaghetti sauce to skillet and heat.
  3. Combine onions, peppers and butter in small glass bowl. Cover and microwave 4 minutes on HIGH until soft.
  4. Add cream cheese and milk to vegetables and stir well. (If cream cheese is not soft, nuke it for 20-30 seconds to make it easy to spread.)
  5. Using a 10 x 6 dish, assemble in the following order:
  6. Thin layer of spaghetti sauce on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  7. Spaghetti
  8. Cream cheese/vegetable mixture
  9. Spaghetti sauce
  10. Parmesan Cheese (amount subject to your own taste)
  11. French Fried Onions (added during last 5 minutes of cooking)
  12. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Top with French Fried onion and continue baking 5 more minutes. (This is the secret ingredient–don’t let them burn.)
Notes

Make this ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze without the French Fried onions. Don’t forget to add them 5 minutes before casserole is finished cooking.

by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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Replies (1-6):
Maries_Mom23
by Alice on Aug. 18, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Mommee42boyz
by Anita on Aug. 19, 2012 at 4:09 PM
How yummy!!
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Noni2319
by Chrissy on Aug. 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

We will have to try this soon.

Family4Eternity
by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 3:50 AM

 Looks good.

Shani527
by Shannon on Aug. 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Instead of chream cheese I use mozzerella. I love it.

Stevied13
by Steph on Aug. 21, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Hmmmm
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