Creamy Baked Spaghetti with Cream Cheese

Creamy Baked Spaghetti with Cream Cheese is a comforting and hearty dish that takes the classic spaghetti dinner to a new level of deliciousness. This recipe combines the familiar tomato-based pasta with a creamy, cheesy layer, resulting in a baked pasta dish that’s both satisfying and indulgent. It’s perfect for family dinners, potlucks, or any time you’re in the mood for a cozy, comforting meal. Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients:

For the Spaghetti Layer:

  • 1 lb (450g) spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb (450g) ground beef (or ground turkey for a lighter version)
  • 1 jar (24 oz) marinara sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil (optional)

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Topping:

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Additional grated Parmesan cheese, for sprinkling

Instructions:

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