Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti with Mushrooms & Instagram

I will get to that amazing Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti with Mushrooms in just a minute - let's talk Instagram first!

My husband and I recently got smartphones. I know, I know – been living under a rock, huh? So, along with a smartphone came the awesomesauce app, Instagram. I will admit, I had been jealous of everyone posting pictures on Instagram – I wanted to join in on the fun! So, I am finally on the Instagram scene and ready to share some pictures. Yay!

Here is some of what I have been sharing…

I know that it may not be the best portfolio to convince you to follow me - but I am still getting the hang of it! I promise better things are to come. ;)

Check us out on Instagram here:


Ok, now let's get to that Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti with Mushrooms!!

This dish is one of those that knocks your socks off the first time you try it, then repeats to knock your socks off while eating it as leftovers. For real. On top of the crazy-good taste of this dish – the prep is not that bad and totally worth the effort that it does take. 

Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti with Mushrooms
8oz spaghetti noodles
1.5lb ground beef
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
8oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
8oz cream cheese
1/4 cup whole milk
4 cups tomato pasta sauce (I used Hungry Harps Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce)
1 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup french fried onions
1. Cook spaghetti noodles according to package
2. Preheat oven to 350
3.Brown ground beef, drain and set aside. Keep a tablespoon of grease in skillet and saute red bell pepper, onions, mushrooms and garlic on medium heat until most of the liquid that the mushrooms release is gone, about 7-10 minutes. Add cream cheese and milk to skillet and mix well until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. Combine pasta sauce and ground beef in bowl
5. In 9x13 casserole dish layer ingredients in following order; thin layer of pasta/meat sauce, noodles, cream cheese mixture, remainder of pasta/meat sauce. Top with parmesan cheese.
6. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Add french fried onions and bake for 5 more minutes.
7. Let cool and enjoy!!


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