Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole
Source of Recipe
List of Ingredients
16 Ounces Dried Spaghetti Noodles
Large Yellow Onion , Chopped
4-6 Cloves Garlic , Minced
1 1/2 Pounds Sweet Italian Sausage , Casing Removed
3 teaspoons Dried Italian Seasoning , divided
2–24 Ounce Jars Spaghetti Sauce-Divided
8 Ounces Cottage Cheese or Ricotta Cheese
8 Ounces Cream Cheese , At Room Temperature
1/4 Cup Sour Cream
3 Cups Mozzarella , Shredded-Divided
1/2 Cup Butter , Cut Into Slices-Divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package, drain well and return pasta to original pot. Add 1 jar of prepared spaghetti sauce and combine. Set aside.
In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add sausage and 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning to skillet, and cook until no pink remains. Drain well. Add 1 jar of spaghetti sauce to skillet. Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine Cottage cheese or ricotta cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, 1 cup mozzarella, and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Set aside.
Place half the slices of butter in a 9×13 baking dish. Spread half the spaghetti in dish, then spread cheese mixture evenly over spaghetti. Spread remaining spaghetti over cheese mixture. Top with the remaining butter slices. Pour tomato meat sauce evenly over top layer of spaghetti.
Top with remaining mozzarella and bake in preheated oven until casserole is heated through, about 35-45 minutes.