CommonGround volunteer Ashley Babl shares her recipe for Million Dollar Spaghetti Bake with Pure Nebraska viewers.

Million Dollar Spaghetti Bake


  • 1 pound spaghetti cooked two minutes shy of directions and drained
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste I used 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 cups Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • *parsley chopped (optional as a garnish)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large skillet add the beef, onions, garlic, salt and pepper into the pan and cook on high.
  • Once browned, turn off the heat, drain the liquid left in the pan and mix in one cup of the marinara sauce.
  • Add the cooked spaghetti to the remaining 5 cups of the marinara sauce and toss to combine.
  • Mix the cream cheese and 2 cups of mozzarella cheese in a bowl.
  • Add half the pasta/sauce to the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  • Add the cream cheese mixture and top with the remaining pasta/sauce mixture.
  • Add the meat sauce mixture on top of the pasta and top with remaining cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly
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