Monday, October 17, 2011

Scooter's Spaghetti


Yummy yummy yummy. I'm a fan of spaghetti as it is, and this is just a fancied up version with wonderful flavor! Me and my husband ate this for dinner last night and loved it. I did omit the green peppers because me and my husband don't always care for them in certain things, and of course the french fried onions because they are not GF (therefore I cannot eat them...sadness). But I'm sure if you did add those two things it would only make the dish that much better!! Definitely give this recipe a shot just the way it is. It takes a little bit longer than if you were to make regular spaghetti, but the cream cheese mixture just adds such a yummy creaminess that is so unique. It is not hard. And it really doesn't take too much longer...maybe 5 minutes extra. We loved it. So if you have a few extra minutes to spare, jazz up your spaghetti night with this recipe!!

Ingredients
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
1 pound ground beef
1 large can spaghetti sauce (26.5 ounces)
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup chopped green peppers
1/3 cup chopped onions
8 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons milk
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese
French Fried Onions (small can)
Directions
Cook spaghetti according to directions on the package. Cook to al dente, drain and set aside.
Brown ground beef. Drain excess grease. Add spaghetti sauce to skillet and heat.
Combine onions, peppers and butter in small glass bowl. Cover and microwave 4 minutes on HIGH until soft.
Add cream cheese and milk to vegetables and stir well.
Using a 10 x 6 dish, assemble in the following order:
1)Thin layer of meat sauce on the bottom of the casserole dish.
2)Spaghetti
3)Cream cheese/vegetable mixture
4)Spaghetti sauce
5)Parmesan Cheese (amount subject to your own taste)
6)French Fried Onions (added during last 5 minutes of cooking)
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Top with French Fried onion and continue baking 5 more minutes.

Notes
Make this ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze without the French Fried onions. Don’t forget to add them 5 minutes before casserole is finished cooking.

I got this recipe off of pinterest.com- original recipe from salad-in-a-jar.com.

Gluten free: No french fried onions. Use GF spaghetti noodles and check to make sure you have a GF sauce.

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