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!
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
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!
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