Monthly Archives: April 2012

Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole

Yes, it’s as good as it sounds and better. Anything with cream cheese is going to be good and this yummy dish is no exception!

12 oz spaghetti
1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 lb ground beef, turkey or chicken
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 clove garlic, minced
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

In a skillet, brown the ground beef until cooked through; drain fat and stir in spaghetti sauce. Set aside.

Cook spaghetti according to directions on package. Drain and place cooked spaghetti in bowl. Add cream cheese, Italian Seasoning and minced garlic. Stir until cream cheese is melted and the spaghetti is thoroughly coated.

Lightly grease a 9×13″ pan. Spread a small amount of meat sauce in the bottom of the dish. Put spaghetti on top of sauce and top with remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.

Bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly.

What did the family think? Yum, yum, super yum!

Where did this recipe come from? Plain Chicken

photo from Plain Chicken

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Mini Frittatas

We are back from vacation which means I am back in the kitchen. I love going on vacation and eating out a lot just as much as the next person, but it’s good to be home again eating home cooked meals, too. We all love breakfast for dinner and this meal was an easy way to get back in the swing of cooking again.

8 large eggs
1/2 cup half-and-half
Assorted mix-ins (such as shredded cheese, diced vegetables, and cooked and chopped bacon, ham, or sausage)

Heat your oven to 350º F and coat a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Whisk together the eggs and half-and-half then evenly distribute the egg mixture among the muffin cups. (The recipe makes about 8 frittatas so make sure your muffin tin is big enough.)

Add about 2 tablespoons of mix-ins to each cup.

Bake the frittatas until they are puffy and the edges are golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. (If necessary, run a butter knife around the edge of each one to loosen them before removing them from the pan.)

What did the family think? They loved them!

Where did this recipe come from? Family Fun

photo from Family Fun

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Filed under After School Snacks, Breakfast, Definitely Making it Again, Easy, Everybody Ate It, Lent, Six Ingredients or Less, Vegetarian