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Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe

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Kaitlin Brown


16 oz. spaghetti noodles
1 lb. ground Italian sausage
Salt and pepper
1 small onion, chopped (optional)
2 cloves garlic, minced
24 oz. jar of marinara sauce
3 tbsp. butter
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
cup cottage cheese
cup sour cream
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
⅔ cups grated parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. In a large skillet, cook and crumble Italian sausage and season with salt and pepper. Remove most of the grease.
3. Add onions and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until onions are translucent.
4. Add all but cup of marinara (save for noodles) to the mixture and stir to combine. Set aside.
5. Cook spaghetti according to package.
6. Place spaghetti in a large mixing bowl with butter and cup marinara sauce. Toss to combine. Pour HALF of the pasta into a 9x13 pan.
7. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, and cottage cheese in a bowl and mix. Smooth over noodles in the pan.
8. Top with remaining noodles. Add meat mixture to the top and smooth into an even layer. Top with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
9. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Check around 20 minutes and if cheese is browning quickly, cover with tin foil.
10. Wait about 10-15 minutes before cutting and serving.

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