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Million-Dollar Spaghetti Casserole

million-dollar spaghetti casserole Entree Italian
Million-Dollar Spaghetti Casserole
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 12

Layers upon layers of spaghetti, Italian sausage, ricotta, cream cheese and pasta sauce give this luxuriously rich casserole its million-dollar taste--without breaking the bank! MORE+ LESS-

August 28, 2017

Ingredients

1
lb uncooked spaghetti
1
lb bulk Italian sausage
1/4
cup butter, cut into fourths
3
eggs, beaten
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1
container (15 oz) whole milk ricotta cheese
4
oz cream cheese (from 8-oz package)
1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (2 cups)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Cook spaghetti to al dente as directed on package; drain. Return to pan.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until brown; set aside.
  • 4
    Add butter, eggs, Parmesan cheese and basil to spaghetti; toss until butter is melted and spaghetti is evenly coated. Spread mixture in baking dish.
  • 5
    In medium microwavable bowl, place ricotta cheese and cream cheese; microwave uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds or until softened. Mix well. Drop cheese mixture by spoonfuls over spaghetti mixture; spread evenly. Top with cooked sausage, pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  • 6
    Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Italian sausage can be purchased as sweet or hot; either can be used in this recipe.
  • In place of the Italian sausage, you can use ground beef.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
44%
Saturated Fat
13g
67%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Sodium
770mg
32%
Potassium
230mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
4g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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