Baked Spaghetti is one of those dishes that everyone loves and my recipe is extremely easy and so delicious. Baked spaghetti is also freezer friendly and can be doubled, so you can make a pan to keep in your freezer for a meal to have on hand. The secret to the Ultimate Baked Spaghetti is having enough sauce to ensure it isn't dry but nice and saucy! It doesn't get much better than creamy cheese layered between spaghetti!
1 pound of spaghetti pasta
1 to 1 1/2 pound of ground beef
2 (24 oz.) jars of your favorite marinara sauce
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves minced
1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese
1 cup ricotta cheese
3 cups shredded Italian blend of cheese (you can also use shredded mozzerella)
Cook pasta until done and add one jar of marinara, making sure all pasta is coated. In a large skillet cook ground beef with onion and garlic until browned. Add the other jar of marinara to beef mixture. In a large bowl combine ricotta cheese, cream cheese, and 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese, and stir until completely mixed together. Place half of the sauced spaghetti in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Spread the cheese mixture over the spaghetti and then top with the other half. Evenly spread the meat sauce over the top and then sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes until cheese is melted and everything is hot and bubbly.
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