Super Cheesy Double Meat Baked Spaghetti

Super Cheesy Double Meat Baked Spaghetti

With the first bite of this baked spaghetti, I thought to myself “why has it been so long since I made this for dinner??”. I quickly answered my question — which, as I look back on this convo– makes me realize: not only am I talking to myself; I am admitting it publicly. Is that a good picture of a mom’s life or what?!

So – here is my answer: “Wow, this is so good, I can’t quit eating it. Now I remember why it’s been off the menu for so long!! It makes my pants tight!”.

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Now, before you think to yourself: “all baked spaghetti’s are created equal – seen one recipe, seen them all…”, let me tell you a little bit about my favorite way to make baked spaghetti. 

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  • I like to use half sausage, half ground beef ((cooked in bulk & frozen))
  • jarred pasta sauce ((only my favorite brand, of course))
  • cottage cheese — trust me, it’s magical
  • cream cheese — because it makes EVERYTHING better
  • hand grated parmesan, mozzarella & cheddar

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This meal was perfect for our rainy inside day!

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I boiled the pasta while the kiddos recreated Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”.

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And baked it while the kiddos mostly fought over Connect Four. But, being the savvy mom of four that I am — I know just how to snap a picture that catches NONE of those screaming/punching moments. See:

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It is almost magazine worthy!

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Speaking of magazine worthy, this is as delicious as it looks. 

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The cream cheese adds a richness — oh!! It’s just so very good.

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One little note: do not over cook the pasta. Take 1 to 2 minutes off of the package instructions and it will be perfect when baked.

Super Cheesy Double Meat Baked Spaghetti
Serves 10
Cream cheese, 2 meats & your favorite jarred pasta sauce all topped off with a heap of freshly grated cheeses make this baked spaghetti something special. A real family pleaser.
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Prep Time
18 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
18 min
Cook Time
45 min
699 calories
44 g
137 g
38 g
43 g
18 g
296 g
1094 g
9 g
0 g
16 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
296g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 699
Calories from Fat 339
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g
59%
Saturated Fat 18g
88%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 137mg
46%
Sodium 1094mg
46%
Total Carbohydrates 44g
15%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 9g
Protein 43g
Vitamin A
19%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
36%
Iron
18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb cooked spaghetti*
  2. 1 to 1 1/2 c whole milk cottage cheese
  3. 8 oz cream cheese, cubed
  4. 1 24 oz jar of your favorite pasta sauce ((reserve 1 c of pasta sauce))
  5. 1 lb ground, browned sausage
  6. 1 lb ground, browned beef
  7. 2 c hand-grated mozzarella
  8. 1 c hand-grated medium cheddar
  9. 1/2 c hand-grated parmesan
  10. salt and pepper to taste
  11. 3 T chopped chives for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Butter a 9"x13" baking dish. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, reserving 1 cup of pasta sauce. Pour the reserved cup of pasta sauce into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour cooked & drained pasta over the pasta sauce. Pour meat mixture over the pasta. Top with grated cheeses.
  2. Place in preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes. Garnish with chopped chives.
Notes
  1. *when cooking the pasta, follow the package instructions but take 2 minutes off of the boiling time.
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calories
699
fat
38g
protein
43g
carbs
44g
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