Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole

I am generally not a huge fan of baked spaghetti.  It seems like when I have made it in the past, it was always  kind of dry, or ‘paste-y’ if that makes since.  However, when I saw this over at Plain Chicken, I thought I would give it a try.  I am so glad I did!  It was the best baked spaghetti I have ever had!  I was pleasantly surprised, and I will definitely be making this again.  I made just a few changes to the original recipe (in italics).

Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole

12 oz spaghetti *I used – a higher protein pasta w/a lower glycemic index
1 (28 ounce) jars prepared spaghetti sauce
1 lb lean ground beef *I omitted & added turkey pepperoni instead
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 clove garlic, minced
8 ounces cream cheese *I used fat free
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated *I used a little extra 🙂

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

Cook spaghetti according to directions on packet.  Drain and place cooked spaghetti in bowl.  Add cream cheese, Italian Seasoning and minced garlic.  Stir until cream cheese is melted and the spaghetti is thoroughly coated. 

Add pepperoni to spaghetti sauce.

Lightly grease a 9×13″ pan.  Spread a small amount of sauce in the bottom of the dish.  Put spaghetti on top of sauce and top with remaining sauce.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.

Bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly.

Verdict? The end result is a warm, creamy, cheesy plate of yumminess!  

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13 thoughts on “Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole

  1. I love spaghetti pie. Love for you to link it up on Friday Food Frenzy recipe when you get a chance

  2. My kids would get a kick out of this recipe and I love how healthy you made the dish. thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

  3. Can't wait to try this, thanks for linking up at I Freakin' did it Friday's!

  4. I made this last night and added finely chopped mushrooms, onion and sauted spinach. I used WW pasta and it was delicious. It is comfort food that I can load with hidden veggies. Definately going to be a 'go to'.

  5. That's great Nancy! So glad you liked it. I am going to sneak in some veggies next time….if I purée them, my kids will be none the wiser 😉

  6. I am in love with this dish!
    I would love to have you join my new link party Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by and share this or other recipes. Here is the link

    Can't wait to see you there!

  7. Thanks for linking this up with Foodie Friends Friday last week and hope that you come back this week to share for Crocktober party.

  8. I just found this in your archives and it looks like an easy dinner idea for us. Thanks!

  9. Where did you get that gorgeous casserole dish? I'm in love. Thanks for sharing this recipe too. Can't wait to try it out.

  10. Thanks! It's my favorite dish and has been used to death! It will need replacing very soon. It came from a few years ago.

    1. I haven’t tried freezing this particular recipe before, but generally pasta dishes freeze well. I just recently reheated Baked Ziti I had in the freezer and it was still delish.

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