Million Dollar Spaghetti
Prep time-10 mins; Cook Time-45 mins; Serves 6
16 oz Dried Spaghetti Noodles 1 Cup Yellow Onion, Chopped 4 Cloves Minced Garlic 1 1/2 lbs. Sweet Italian Sausage, Casing Removed 2 24 oz Jars Spaghetti Sauce-Divided 8 oz Cottage Cheese or Ricotta Cheese 8 oz Cream Cheese 3 Teaspoons Dried Italian Seasoning 3 Cups Mozzarella, Shredded-Divided Salt Pepper 1/2 cups Butter, Cut Into Slices-Divided Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bring a large pot of water, with 1 Tablespoon of salt, to a boil. Cook pasta according to pacakge. Drain well, then return pasta to original pot, and add1 jarofpreparedspaghetti sauce and combine. Set aside.
In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat until it shimmers. Add onion and garlic and cook until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add sausage to skillet, and brown, crumbling sausage with a woodenspoon. Cookuntilthere isnolongeranypinkinsausage. Drain well. Add 1 jar of spaghetti sauce to skillet. Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine Cottage cheese or ricotta cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, 1 cup mozzarella, and Italian seasoning. Set aside.
Place half the sliced of butterin the baking dish. Spread half the spaghetti in dish, then spread cheese mixture evenly over spaghetti.Top with the remaining butter slices. Spread remaining spaghetti over cheese mixture. Pour tomato meat sauce evenly over top layer of spaghetti.
Top with remaining mozzarella and bake in preheated oven until casserole is heated through, about 3545 minutes.