Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti

The first time I ventured into the cozy, aromatic world of baked cream cheese spaghetti, I was enveloped in a cloud of curiosity and excitement. The thought of melding cream cheese with spaghetti was novel to me, and I eagerly anticipated the outcome.

To my delight, the dish was a symphony of flavors and textures, with the creamy sauce embracing the noodles in a warm, comforting hug, complemented by a generous layer of melted cheese. It was an instant hit, a testament to the magic that happens when simple ingredients are combined with love and a touch of creativity.

This baked cream cheese spaghetti is more than just a dish; it’s a comforting embrace on a plate, perfect for gathering around the table with loved ones. Enjoy the symphony of flavors, and let this meal warm not just your stomach, but also your heart.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Spaghetti noodles
  • 1 Jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 2 lb. Ground beef
  • 8 oz. Cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 ½ C. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ⅓ C. Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions:

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to a cozy 350 degrees, setting the stage for the transformation of these humble ingredients.
  2. Cook the spaghetti al dente, according to your preference, then drain it, allowing the steam to carry away your kitchen worries.
  3. In the same pot, introduce the cream cheese to the warm spaghetti, stirring until they become one in a creamy embrace.
  4. In a skillet, let the ground beef dance over medium-high heat until it’s perfectly browned, seasoning it with salt and pepper as it sizzles away. Remember to drain any excess serenade of grease.
  5. Whisper the minced garlic and Italian seasoning into the skillet, letting them mingle with the beef in a fragrant fusion.
  6. Pour your chosen spaghetti sauce into the mix, and let it simmer gently, allowing the flavors to become acquainted.
  7. In a well-greased 9×13 baking dish, lay down a foundation of the meat sauce, setting the stage for the layers to come.
  8. Gently lay the spaghetti over this base, creating a nest of creamy, cheesy strands.
  9. Crown the spaghetti with the remaining meat sauce, ensuring every noodle is coated in this savory blanket.
  10. Finally, sprinkle the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese across the top, like the first snowfall of winter.
  11. Bake this masterpiece for 30-40 minutes, until the cheese is golden and bubbly, and the edges whisper tales of crispiness.

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