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Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

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Everyone knows what spaghetti is.  It’s a staple meal in most homes because of super easy prep and the fact that almost everyone likes it.  BUT, have you ever thought to yourself as you’re eating it…. this meal is starting to get boring?  If so, you will definitely want to give this Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe a try.  This casserole is still an easy meal choice and budget friendly but offers amazingly delicious flavors in a whole new way.  

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Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

There are so many things to love about this casserole but a big one is that it’s a crowd pleaser!  Whether I’m feeding my own family of seven or looking for a potluck dish, this Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe is always a winner.

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces spaghetti noodles
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 (24 ounce) jars of spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounces cottage cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • pepperoni slices
  • cooked sausages (like the kind you put on pizzas)
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • garlic salt

Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

Directions:

  1. Preheat:  Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Boil Water:  Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil.  Add spaghetti noodles and cook according to package directions.  Drain well but do NOT rinse.  Return noodles back to pot.  Add 1 jar of spaghetti sauce and mix well.  Set aside.
  3. Prepare Meat:  In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.  Add the diced onion and minced garlic and cook until soft and fragrant; about 2 minutes.  Add ground beef and 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning and brown until thoroughly cooked.  Once no pink is left, drain any grease and add 1 jar of spaghetti sauce.  Mix well.
  4. White Sauce Prep:  In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.  Beat with a mixer until fully combined.  Then stir in 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.  Set aside.
  5. Prep Pan:  Coat a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Add Pasta:  Pour pot of spaghetti noodles into pan.
  7. Top:  Pour white sauce mixture over the top and spread evenly to coat entire pan.
  8. Add Sauce:  Pour meat mixture over white sauce and spread to cover.
  9. Sprinkle Cheese:  Top with remaining shredded mozzarella cheese.
  10. Add Meats:  Sprinkle the sausages and pepperoni slices over the top.
  11. Season:  Sprinkle a thin layer of garlic sauce over the top.
  12. Bake:  Place pan in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes or till cheese is melted and bubbly and casserole is heated all throughout.
  13. Serve:  Immediately serve hot from the oven.

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Start by cooking the noodles according to the package.  (Personally, I prefer to stay about a minute under since the casserole will be baked as well and I don’t like mushy noodles.)  Once drained, return noodles to the pot and add one jar of spaghetti sauce; stir to coat.

Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

As the noodles are cooking, I work on my meat sauce mixture.

Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

Then I prepare the white sauce by beating all ingredients together in a bowl.

Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

Now it’s time to start layering.  After spraying a pan with non-stick cooking spray, evenly spread pasta on bottom.

Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

Spread the white sauce as evenly as possible over the top.

Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

Pour meat sauce mixture over the top and spread until covering entire pan.

Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

Sprinkle shredded cheese over top.

Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

Finish your Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe by topping with sausages, pepperoni slices, and a sprinkle of garlic salt.

Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

Pop your casserole in the oven to bake.

Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

Once fully baked, remove from oven.

Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

Serve immediately!

Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

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Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

Looking to spice up your boring spaghetti? If so, this recipe is for you! Full of flavors, you'll enjoy the creamy deliciousness Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti delivers!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces spaghetti noodles
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 (24 ounce) jars of spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounces cottage cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • pepperoni slices
  • cooked sausages (like the kind you put on pizzas)
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • garlic salt

Instructions

    1. Preheat:  Heat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Boil Water:  Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil.  Add spaghetti noodles and cook according to package directions.  Drain well but do NOT rinse.  Return noodles back to pot.  Add 1 jar of spaghetti sauce and mix well.  Set aside.
    3. Prepare Meat:  In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.  Add the diced onion and minced garlic and cook until soft and fragrant; about 2 minutes.  Add ground beef and 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning and brown until thoroughly cooked.  Once no pink is left, drain any grease and add 1 jar of spaghetti sauce.  Mix well.
    4. White Sauce Prep:  In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.  Beat with a mixer until fully combined.  Then stir in 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.  Set aside.
    5. Prep Pan:  Coat a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
    6. Add Pasta:  Pour pot of spaghetti noodles into pan.
    7. Top:  Pour white sauce mixture over the top and spread evenly to coat entire pan.
    8. Add Sauce:  Pour meat mixture over white sauce and spread to cover.
    9. Sprinkle Cheese:  Top with remaining shredded mozzarella cheese.
    10. Add Meats:  Sprinkle the sausages and pepperoni slices over the top.
    11. Season:  Sprinkle a thin layer of garlic sauce over the top.
    12. Bake:  Place pan in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes or till cheese is melted and bubbly and casserole is heated all throughout.
    13. Serve:  Immediately serve hot from the oven.

Notes

*Even if you don't typically like cottage cheese, don't leave it out! You truly can't taste it but it adds to the creaminess.

*While the recipe calls for spaghetti noodles, feel free to experiment with other pasta variations if you'd like.

*Serve with a side salad, garlic bread, and fresh fruit for a well-balanced meal. I also love to pair with baked veggies.

*You can prep ahead of time and bake within 24 hours. Just cover and place in the refrigerator after assembled. Because the casserole will be cold though, be sure to add an additional 15 minutes baking time.

*Freezes well too. You can prep this recipe and assemble in a pan. Then seal with plastic wrap AND aluminum foil before placing in the freezer. Thaw completely before baking.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 556Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 115mgSodium: 665mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 33g

These nutritional facts are offered only as an estimate and could vary slightly.

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Pair this Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole with some garlic bread, your favorite salad, and a delicious dessert like these No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars.

Three Meat Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

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Teresa D Kunberger

Thursday 19th of November 2020

oh my, this made my mouth water this looks soooo good.

Peggy Nunn

Saturday 7th of November 2020

I want to make this tomorrow. It looks so good.

Em Mahr

Monday 17th of August 2020

Yummy, sounds delicious! I love Tennessee Pride hot sausage and think it would be excellent in this recipe!

Barrie

Tuesday 11th of August 2020

I made this last night for my mom and I. We have a ton of leftovers! It was sooooooo good! I used ground beef and sausage only and made less layers. Delish!

monique s

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

This recipe just feels perfect for sunday dinner. Everyone together and talking about the coming week

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