Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"Million Dollar Spaghetti"

In this post, I bring you the first recipe I found on Pinterest that we tested for the new year! As I mentioned before, I didn't blog about it because the idea of this blog didn't come until we decided to try the enchiladas.  :)  Hopefully the fact that I'm making it again for my family is a clue of how good it is!

I really struggle with the name of this dish because I don't know that I'd pay a million dollars for this dish or think this dish is just oh-so-good that it could be worth a million dollars.  After Googling Million Dollar Spaghetti I did find that there are a few variations for it and the most people have said is that it's "very rich" in flavor, perhaps the reason behind the name?

The recipe from this pin comes found on the Being Grown Up blog.  Here it is straight from the site (sans pictures):

1 lb. of Ground Beef
1 can of Spaghetti Sauce
8 oz of Cream Cheese
1/4 cup of Sour Cream
1/2 lb. of Cottage Cheese
Whole Stick of Butter
8 oz. of Noodles
Bag of Sharp Chedder Cheese

First: Go ahead and put your over on 350! Boil those noodles!! While they are boiling go ahead and mix up the cream cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese!!
Make sure that it is mixed up VERY well!
Then.. go ahead and cook that meat!

Make sure its good and brown and drain it!
Then pour your spaghetti sauce over it!

Take a few slices of your butter and put them in the bottom of your casserole dish, then layer HALF of the noodles in the bottom of the dish!
Pour that nicely mixed up creamy mixture on top of the noodles and SPREAAAAAD it all over!
Then add the rest of your noodles and put a few slices of butter on top of those noodles.
Now pour the red sauce and meat on top and once again SPREEAAAAD
Now place that awesome casserole in your oven for 30 minutes!
After those 30 minutes take the dish out and pour some chedder cheese on the top and put it back in the oven for 15 minutes!
Then your DONE!

If you take the time to read through the comments, you'll find a lot of people who've tried it out themselves and have already made substitutions to make it lighter!  This recipe is definitely worth trying out- a change from traditional spaghetti and lasagna.

Here are a few of the photos I snapped while I made dinner last night :)

If you visited the originating post, she apologized for not having and pictures of the final product, so here are ours!

Great with a salad and of course, garlic bread!  Hopefully your family will enjoy it like we did!


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