Thursday, February 28, 2013

Creamy Spaghetti Casserole

I love spaghetti and I love making it different ways. So I knew when I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it. Let me tell you this was a HUGE hit in our house...also a bonus that it makes leftovers! 
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • (24-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef until no pink remains; drain off excess liquid. Stir in spaghetti sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt; set aside.
  3. Prepare spaghetti according to package directions; drain and place in a large bowl. Add ricotta cheese, sour cream, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and remaining salt. Stir until cheese is melted and spaghetti is evenly coated.
  4. Spread a cup of meat sauce in the bottom of prepared baking dish. Place spaghetti on top of sauce and top with remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5 to 10 additional minutes, or until heated through.

**I didn't have Italian seasoning on hand so I just mixed Oregano, Basil, and Onion Powder together and it tasted just perfect.


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