Whats for dinner? Do you ever get tired of hearing this question? Its not so much the question that I get tired of as much as it is the frustration of trying to find new meals to make for my family. I hate getting stuck in a rut, making the same meals week after week. I want something new! For this reason I love read other peoples blogs, play around on pinterest and swap recipes with my mom friends. While some recipes do not turn out as good as I had hoped for and we all have to head into town for a spontaneous night out, others taste amazing and turn into a new family favorite.
Today I decided to share with you one of my families long time favorites. This recipe was given to me by my mother in law a few years back and has quickly become a staple in our home. I was never one to like spaghetti until I tried this recipe. It tastes like spaghetti gone wild with rich flavors and textures that are not common to the traditional spaghetti dinner. Its also super easy to make and can easily feed an entire family.
Baked Spaghetti Recipe
1 lbs. spaghetti noodles (cooked and drained)
1 lbs. cooked ground beef or sausage
1 jar spaghetti sauce
8 oz of cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup cottage cheese
1 pkg mozzarella or parmesan cheese
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Spoon cooked spaghetti into a 9×13 pan
3. In a separate bowl mix together cream cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese until smooth.
4. Spoon mixture over spaghetti and top with meat and sauce.
5. Cover entire mixture with shredded cheese.
6. Bake for 30-45 minutes
7. Allow the dish to sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Hopefully this time tested recipe will get two thumbs up at your house a give you some relief from the daily question of “whats for dinner?”.
<3 Dick and Jane