This Ultimate Surprise Spaghetti is SO Good We’ve Made it Twice This Week!


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Spaghetti night can either be the most exciting night of the week, or it can leave you going, “AGAIN?!” If you’re like me, and you often eat pasta or spaghetti, you can be the latter feeling. Spaghetti is simple though! That’s why we cook what we do.

I love this spaghetti recipe because it really does change up spaghetti for the better, but it’s still simple. That’s why we make spaghetti, right? It’s tasty and simple!

The surprise ingredients in the are cream cheese, cottage cheese, and sour cream. Honestly, it sounds way overwhelming, right? It tastes so good though. Change up that spaghetti night with this delicious meal.

Thanks to Sarah at Sugar Apron for this fantastic recipe!


  • 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup butter, sliced – divided
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  3. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until “al dente” (cooked through but firm to the bite), about 12 minutes. Drain.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes, drain and discard grease.
  6. Place to a bowl and mix spaghetti sauce into ground beef.
  7. Combine the cream cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese until well blended.
  8. Place half the slices of butter into the bottom of a 9×13-inch casserole dish.
  9. Spread half the spaghetti into the dish. Top spaghetti with creamy mixture.
  10. Layer remaining spaghetti over creamy mixture.
  11. Top with remaining pats of butter.
  12. Pour ground beef mixture over spaghetti and spread to cover casserole.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  14. Spread Cheddar cheese over pasta and continue baking until cheese has melted and is lightly browned, about 15 more minutes.
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37 Comments to This Ultimate Surprise Spaghetti is SO Good We’ve Made it Twice This Week!

  1. You’re kidding right? This is probably the most unhealthy pasta recipe I have ever seen. A jar of store bought sauce, you could actually stop right there and pour it over the pasta and serve, butter, sour cream, cheddar cheese (cheddar cheese?)cottage cheese…what? Really,who dreamt this thing up?

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