Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole

Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole is a hearty and indulgent dish that combines layers of pasta, cheese, sauce, and ground beef. Here’s a recipe to make this delicious casserole:


  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat until cooked through. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet and cook until softened, about 2-3 minutes. Drain any excess grease.
  4. Stir in the marinara sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer the sauce for 5-7 minutes, then remove from heat.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise until smooth and well combined.
  6. To assemble the casserole, spread half of the cooked spaghetti in an even layer on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  7. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the spaghetti layer.
  8. Spoon half of the meat sauce over the cream cheese layer, spreading it out evenly.
  9. Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese over the meat sauce layer.
  10. Repeat the layers by adding the remaining spaghetti, followed by the remaining meat sauce, and finally the remaining shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.
  11. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
  12. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
  13. Allow the casserole to cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.
  14. Serve warm and enjoy your Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole!

This rich and satisfying casserole is sure to be a hit with family and friends. Feel free to customize the recipe by adding your favorite herbs, spices, or additional toppings.

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