Million Dollar Spaghetti
Fortunately, this million dollar spaghetti 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. This is a variation of lasagna, of sorts, made with spaghetti noodles instead. It is a dairy rich dish, so a little of this will go a long way. 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. This dish will also freeze well, either as an entire dish or once cooled, cut in to individual pieces.
This dish is quick and easy to put together, and mostly involves combining foods that you buy (like cottage cheese and other cheeses) and layering things. Of course the hamburger has to be cooked as does the spaghetti. If you have older helping hands then different people can take charge of different parts of the production. Together you can create a lovely and filling dish. Pop it in the oven once it is layered. When it is nice and bubbly and brown, it is ready. Be sure to let it sit five or 10 minutes before cutting in to it, so all the juice doesn’t just run out.
This dish is not the cheapest to make, but that is because it is so dense with nutritious foods, especially meat and cheese. That means a small piece can really go a long way. Serve it with a hot green (like Swiss Chard or Fiddle Heads) in winter, and a crisp green, like Spinach salad, in summer. This dish needs a robust side dish to complement its own strong taste. Try it soon and enjoy. Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the Love Foodies blog site.
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%
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