My mother told me about this recipe and insisted I try it. As soon as I read the ingredients I knew it was going to be delicious…It has cream cheese in it and anything with cream cheese in it has to be good! I made two small casserole dishes instead of one large casserole so I could eat one now and freeze the other one for later. It was yummy! The cream cheese gave it the right amount of creamy goodness. And the French-fried onions gave it a nice little crunch. If you like spaghetti then you definitely need to try this recipe.
- 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 large can spaghetti sauce
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ cup chopped green peppers
- ⅓ cup chopped onions
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons milk
- grated parmesan cheese
- French-fried onions
Cook spaghetti according to directions on the package. Drain and set aside.
Brown ground beef. Drain excess grease. Add spaghetti sauce to skillet and heat.
Combine onions, peppers, and butter in small glass bowl. Cover and microwave 4 minutes on HIGH until soft. (I omitted the peppers because I forgot to purchase them at the grocery store.)
Add cream cheese and milk to vegetables and stir well.
Using a 12 x 8-inch baking dish, assemble in the following order:
Thin layer of spaghetti sauce.
Cream cheese and vegetable mixture.
Remaining spaghetti sauce.
Lastly, grated parmesan cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Top with french-fried onions and continue baking 5 more minutes.
Serve with garlic bread and a big glass of wine. Enjoy!