Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Baked Spaghetti Casserole

8 oz. spaghetti or angel hair pasta, cooked and drained
Bottom layer
1/4 head of cauliflower, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 lb. ground beef
spices: garlic powder, black pepper, cumin, coriander, oregano, basil, onion powder (I go by taste instead of measuring)
16 oz. tomato sauce
14 oz. canned diced tomatoes
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. milk
4 oz. diced green chiles
Cooking spray
Parmesan cheese, grated

Second layer
Preheat oven to 350 F.

Set aside the drained pasta.

Steam the cauliflower in a small pot for 3 minutes. Set aside.

Cook the beef and onion together until beef is browned. I added the spices at this stage, but left them out on the counter because I added more later.

Cream Cheese layer
Add the sauce, diced tomatoes, and the steamed cauliflower to the beef. Add more of the spices if you'd like. I used a lot of garlic powder and pepper. Stir and heat through.

In a separate bowl, mix the softened cream cheese and milk. Then add in the green chiles.

Spray a baking dish with the cooking spray. Spread a thin layer of the sauce on the bottom of the dish.

Sauce layer
Layer the cooked noodles over the sauce.

Spread the cream cheese mixture over the noodles.

Add the rest of the sauce, then top with the Parmesan cheese.

Top layer

Bake 20-25 minutes.

Here's a link to the original recipe I adapted: http://starneslifefamilylove.blogspot.com/2012/10/baked-cream-cheese-spaghetti.html

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