Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Creamy Spaghetti Casserole

spaghetti squash (or um... 8oz of spaghetti)
1 pound ground beef
1 1/2 - 2C spaghetti sauce
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup chopped red or green peppers
1/3 cup chopped onions
8 ounces cream cheese
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Place spaghetti squash cut in half, upside down in 1/4 inch of water into your microwave for 4 minutes.
Brown ground beef. Drain excess grease. Add spaghetti sauce to skillet and heat.
Combine onions, peppers and butter in small glass bowl. Cover and microwave 4 minutes on HIGH until soft.
Add cream cheese to vegetables and stir well. Microwave for 20 seconds or until you can spread it.
Using a 10 x 6 dish, assemble in the following order:

  1. Thin layer of spaghetti sauce with beef on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  2. Spaghetti squash
  3. Cream cheese/vegetable mixture
  4. Spaghetti sauce with beef
  5. Parmesan Cheese (amount subject to your own taste)

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Make this ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze 

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