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Creamy Baked Spaghetti

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Salad in a Jar


  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 26.5 ounce can spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • French’s fried onions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente; drain and set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook ground beef until browned. Drain excess grease. Add spaghetti sauce to skillet and heat.
  4. Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add milk, cream cheese and onion powder, heat until cream cheese melts and mixture is smooth. Stir occassionally.
  5. In a 9″ x 13″ baking dish, spread a thin layer of spaghetti sauce on the bottom of the dish. Then layer with spaghetti, then cream cheese mixture – spreading evenly over the top, more spaghetti sauce, and then parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes. Top with French’s fried onions – as much as you like, and bake 5 minutes more. ”This is the secret ingredient – don’t let them burn.”

Recipe Notes

Make this ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze without the French’s fried onions.