Million Dollar Spaghetti Dinner

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Are you looking for easy delicious pasta recipes to try out for dinner? Fortunately, for this easy spaghetti casserole called the million dollar spaghetti dinner, the dollar amount describes what it is worth in flavor and not what it costs to make. As John Travolta remarked in Pulp Fiction, “A five dollar shake?! That better be a good shake.” And that is just what you get here, a great pasta meal that is easy and pretty affordable to make. This is one of those pasta dish recipes you can make any day of the week and for any occasion. The easy spaghetti casserole is a variation of lasagna, of sorts, but it is made with spaghetti noodles instead of the wide lasagna noodles. It is a dairy rich dish, so a little of this will go a long way in filling up you and your family come dinner time when everyone is hungry. You can also make it when you and your family need energy to get through the day or when the weather is wet and cold and every one needs a hearty and heart warming dinner as some good old fashioned comfort food. People usually love easy delicious pasta recipes that don't take too long to make but will fill you up. Pasta and cheese are considered comfort foods which almost everyone can say they enjoy. This dish will also freeze well, either as an entire dish or once cooled, cut in to individual pieces.

This easy spaghetti casserole is quick and easy to put together, and mostly involves combining foods like cottage cheese and other cheeses and layering the ingredients to the recipe. Of course the hamburger has to be cooked as does the spaghetti before the recipe is assembled. If you have some helping hands then all the better as different people can take charge of different parts of the production. Together you can create a lovely and filling dish. Once it is assembled all you have to do is pop it in the oven. When it is nice and bubbly and brown, it is ready to dig into. Be sure to let it sit five or 10 minutes before cutting in to it, so all the juice doesn’t just run out and so it isn't too hot to eat. If you want to add some more vegetables to the dish you could add in some greens or some shredded carrots that will add some more nutrients to the pasta dish. Or, you could also serve it with a nice a crisp green, like Spinach salad, or some steamed vegetables like broccoli or asparagus. The vegetable side will compliment the rich flavours of the spaghetti casserole and will provide you with tones of great nutrients that are needed in your daily diet.

Pasta dish recipes like these ones can also be made as a vegetarian or vegan option by substituting some of the ingredients for plant based foods. You can make your own vegetarian meat-like substitute out of beans or lentils, and there are many great recipes you can find to do so online. You can also just add even more vegetables which would taste really great. If you don't want cow dairy, you can substitute the cheese for goat cheese which some people find to be easier on their digestive systems and it still tastes wonderful. There are also commercial brand vegan cheese replacements that have the flavour and texture of cheese. You can also try making your own cheese sauce made out of almonds and lemons blended in your blender. Gluten free options would be to substitute the wheat pasta for some quinoa or brown rice pasta which doesn't have any gluten in it, but it would taste just as great in this recipe. Thank you to the folks over at Love Foodies for this awesome easy spaghetti casserole that would be great to add to your collection of easy delicious pasta recipes.*

Nutrition Facts for: Million Dollar Spaghetti Dinner from Love Foodies
Ingredients: Ground beef, jar of spaghetti sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion, cream cheese, sour cream, butter, spaghetti noodles, shredded cheese.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings * Per Serving:Calories 708, Calories from Fat 317, Total Fat 35.2g 54%, Saturated Fat 21.1g 105%, Cholesterol 163mg 54%, Sodium 5556mg 231%, Potassium 908mg 26%, Carbohydrates 56.9g 19%, Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%, Sugars 1.0g, Protein 41.3g, Vitamin A 21% , Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 38%, Iron 77%/i>

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