How to make cream cheese spaghetti baked casserole (video)

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This cream cheese spaghetti baked casserole dish is the ultimate comfort food. It's perfect for the next rainy day. The addition of cream cheese gives this casserole an extra creaminess that will have your family coming back for seconds. And with only 10 short minutes of prep and 35 minutes of cooking and baking time, this is a recipe that just about anyone can handle.
You first need to prepare a simple Bolognese meat sauce with ground beef, tomato and spices. You also need to cook the spaghetti in a separate pot. Mix it all together with cream cheese, pour in a casserole dish and top with cheese. In 20 minutes, you'll have a wonderfully creamy, cheesy pasta treat.
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Cream cheese spaghetti baked casserole
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10 minutes
35 minutes
45 minutes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1½ pounds ground beef (80/20)
1 medium onion, small diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 tablespoons tomato paste
4 cups canned tomato puree
2 cups canned diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon salt
12 ounces dry spaghetti
4 tablespoons cream cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons roughly chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Add olive oil to a pot on medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add ground beef, onions, garlic, oregano and basil. Brown beef and break up into crumbles. Drain fat.
Stir in tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes.
Add tomato puree, diced tomatoes, red pepper flakes and salt. Simmer for 10 minutes on medium-low heat.
Cook spaghetti according to package. Strain out water.
Add cooked spaghetti into pot with tomato sauce. Stir in cream cheese.
Pour into a 3-quart casserole dish. Top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, or until cheese turns golden brown.
Garnish with parsley.
Pro tip: If you are in a rush, use prepared tomato sauce in place of the tomato products in this recipe.
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