Creamy Spaghetti Casserole is a simple yet delicious, pasta casserole, which is very filling. With ground beef, pasta sauce, ricotta cheese and more.
This rich and creamy spaghetti pasta is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
I make this specific recipe quite often, because I normally have everything in my pantry and well, ground beef is a must in our house.
As this is a very filling meal, I only serve a crunchy green salad on the side.
However, it does happen that I use cream cheese instead of the ricotta, but I would then always use a low-fat cream cheese.
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Creamy Spaghetti Casserole
- 2 TB Olive Oil
- 450 g Lean Ground Beef (1 pound)
- 1 t Salt, divided
- 1 Jar Spaghetti Sauce (your favorite ~ about 1 1/2 cups)
- 250 g Spaghetti (8 oz)
- 500 g Ricotta Cheese (16 oz)
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 1 1/2 t Italian Seasoning
- 1 t Garlic Powder
- 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
- Parsley, to garnish
1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – spray a 20 x 30cm (9 x 13 inch) oven dish with cooking oil
2.) Heat the Olive Oil in a medium skillet – add the Ground Beef and 1/2 t Salt – cook until the meat is done – add the Spaghetti Sauce, stir through and set aside
3.) Cook the Spaghetti as per the instructions on the packet – drain and return to the saucepan
4.) Stir in the Ricotta Cheese, Sour Cream, Italian Seasoning, Garlic Powder and the remaining 1/2 t Salt – mix well
5.) Layer as follows in the prepared oven dish – half of the Meat / all the Spaghetti / remaining half of the Meat mixture – top with the Cheddar Cheese
6.) Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake 45 minutes
7.) Remove the aluminum foil and bake a further 5 – 10 minutes
8.) Garnish with Parsley and serve
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 544.4