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Million Dollar Spaghetti

Want to make your family feel like a million bucks? Serve up a heartwarming helping of our Million Dollar Spaghetti! This dish has the same flavors as lasagna without all the time and effort, so you can have dinner in the oven in no time. After you boil your noodles, brown the ground beef and mix it with the spaghetti sauce. For the rich and creamy Million Dollar Spaghetti filling, combine cream cheese, Smith's Sour Cream and Smith's Cottage Cheese, then layer with the noodles in your baking dish. Finish by pouring the ground beef and sauce mixture over the top and spreading to evenly cover the casserole. Bake for a half hour, then crown the top with a generous layer of cheddar cheese. Pop it back in to the oven until the cheese has melted, then serve up your Million Dollar Spaghetti with some crusty garlic bread. There's no better way to proclaim your love! 

How to Make


  • 16-oz package spaghetti noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 16-oz jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup butter, sliced - divided
  • 1 cup Smith's cottage cheese
  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup Smith's sour cream
  • 8 oz package shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until "al dente" (cooked through but firm to the bite), about 12 minutes. Drain. 
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes, drain and discard grease. 
  4. Place beef in a bowl and mix with spaghetti sauce. 
  5. Combine the cream cheese, Smith's sour cream and Smith's cottage cheese until well blended. 
  6. Place half the slices of butter into the bottom of a 9" x 13" casserole dish. Spread half the spaghetti into the dish. Top spaghetti with creamy mixture. Layer remaining spaghetti over creamy mixture. Top with remaining pats of butter. Pour ground beef mixture over spaghetti and spread to cover casserole. 
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. 
  8. Spread Cheddar cheese over pasta and continue baking until cheese has melted and is lightly browned, about 15 more minutes.


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