MILLION DOLLAR SPAGHETTI

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Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 40 mins | Total Time: 50 mins | Yield: 8 Servings

The name of this dish speaks for itself! This will surely be worth all your efforts and time. Try it now. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Cooking spray

1/2 c finely diced onions

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 lb ground beef

2 tsp Italian seasoning, divided

3 c marinara sauce, divided

1 lb spaghetti

Kosher salt, to taste (for the pasta water)

8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature

1 c ricotta cheese

1 tsp garlic powder

2 c mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees C.

Step 2: Apply cooking spray in a 9×13-inch baking pan.

Step 3: Place a saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high. Add oil and allow it to become hot.

Step 4: Add the onion and sauté for about 3 minutes or until translucent.

Step 5: Add the garlic and sauté for about a minute until aromatic.

Step 6: Add the ground beef. Cook until crumbly and brown.

Step 7: Drain any excess oil, then add 1 tsp of Italian seasoning and 2 cups of marinara sauce. Stir until well mixed.

Step 8: Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti. Refer to the directions provided on the package. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Step 9: Put the spaghetti back to the pot, then add 1 cup of marinara sauce. Toss until well coated.

Step 10: In a medium mixing bowl, add the ricotta cheese, cream cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Stir until well mixed.

Step 11: Add 1/2 of the spaghetti in a 9×13-inch baking pan and spread it evenly.

Step 12: Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the spaghetti layer.

Step 13: Top the cheese mixture with the rest of the spaghetti.

Step 14: Top the second layer of the spaghetti with the beef sauce mixture.

Step 15: Sprinkle a generous amount of Mozzarella cheese on top.

Step 16: Place the baking dish inside the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 17: Remove from the oven.

Step 18: Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 593.01kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.97g | Protein: 30.68g | Fat: 29.51g | Saturated Fat: 15.22g | Cholesterol: 107.54mg | Sodium: 815.18mg | Potassium: 705.78mg | Fiber: 3.44g | Sugar: 6.74g | Vitamin A: 1113.17IU | Vitamin C: 6.78mg | Calcium: 275.21mg | Iron: 3.39mg

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