Million Dollar Spaghetti: Recipe and nutritional value

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Million-Dollar Spaghetti is a popular and delicious pasta dish that is known for its rich and flavorful meat sauce, melted cheese, and tender spaghetti noodles. It is a classic comfort food that is loved by many and is a great option for a comforting weeknight dinner or a special occasion. Despite its name, this dish is relatively inexpensive to make and can easily feed a family of four to six people. The combination of the savory meat sauce, creamy cheese, and tender spaghetti creates a well-balanced and satisfying meal that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

"Million-Dollar Spaghetti" is a hearty and flavorful pasta dish that consists of spaghetti noodles, a rich meat sauce, and melted cheese. The following is a recipe for 4-6 servings of this delicious dish:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, cook ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until the beef is browned.
  4. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. In a 9x13 inch baking dish, layer half of the cooked spaghetti, followed by half of the meat sauce, half of the Parmesan cheese, half of the cottage cheese, and half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients.
  6. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition information per serving (based on 6 servings):Calories: 569 Fat: 23 g Saturated fat: 12 g Cholesterol: 94 mg Sodium: 827 mg Carbohydrates: 54 g Fiber: 4 g Sugar: 8 g Protein: 34 g

This recipe is high in calories, fat, and sodium, so it should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

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