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"This was an awesome recipe! I altered it a bit based on ingredients I had and didn't have. I didn't have spinach, but I increased the vegetables to 1/2 onion, 1/4 red pepper/ 1/4 green pepper, and bit of zucchini. I also only used 2 ounces of cream cheese. I used egg whites instead of whole eggs to lower the calorie count a bit. And I didn't use any meat, because I'm a vegetarian. It turned out AMAZING! I'll definitely be making this for my friends. "- NewToThis23
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* Cook pasta and drain. Add eggs and Parmesan cheese. Press onto bottom and sides of a greased (very) large deep dish pie plate. (You can also use a casserole dish, 2 quarts or bigger works well)
* Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
* In a skillet, cook the beef, onion, and green pepper. Drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and seasonings. (Use seasonings according to taste; I like to heat it up with some chipotle powder as well)
* Bring meat sauce to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Between two pieces of wax paper, roll out the cream cheese into a 7 inch circle, or just slightly smaller than the pie dish. (Skip this, instead soften the cream cheese by zapping it in the microwave for 30 seconds and use a spatula to spread it over the baked pasta) Place in crust. Top with spinach and meat sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
* Bake at 350 for 20 – 30 minutes, or until set.
* Notes: This recipe can easily be doubled. It is also good with alfredo sauce and chicken instead of tomato sauce and beef.
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Valerie411 3 months agoLove this recipe!! My goddaughter couldn't stop saying how much she loved it and that her mom has to get the recipe! Moving this one to the favorites!
spaige 3 months agoVery good! I added the spinach to the hamburger mixture, didn't want my picky son to see it. He loved it and we did to! Thanks for posting it.
lisaanndreismeier 3 months agoFabulous everyone loved it. Did not change a thing with it just tripled amount. Crust was amazing and the cream cheese gave it a velvety smooth creamy texture. .....yummy yum
JCLynn 9 months agoThis was really good my husband and his brother loved it ! Also my picky six year old cleaned his plate which hardly ever happens . They all said they'd love for me to cook this again ! : ) thanks for sharing
Celia422 9 months ago
paulavaskeroeterdink 10 months agoYum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!
Monkeytown 11 month agoThis was so delicious! My husband and two girls loved it. This is a perfect dish to give to a friend or neighbor when they need a meal.
rtwyatt6 1 year agoThis was a very tasty. Only thing I did different was used regular spaghetti noodles instead of angel hair and I skipped the eggs. Still held together well w/out the eggs. Will definitely make again.
Thekidsmom1224 1 year agoIt was the 12 year old's night to cook and she chose this recipe. It was yummy and she felt like a star.
paulavaskeroeterdink 1 year agoPerfect and yummy!! Go ahead and use the 8 oz of cream cheese! It was awesome. I used neufatchel to cut down on fat and and added fresh garlic. Adding this to my favorites.
ShelleySalter 1 year agoSuper good. We have made this twice and there weren't any leftovers either time.
athorndyke 1 year agoThe taste was great! I doubled the recipe but should have left the noodles the same because they were too thick and the cream cheese was too much doubled. Errors are all mine. Lol. Can't wait to try it again
Crettenberger 1 year agoAnytime I serve a pasta dish a spaghetti pit is the go to digs the next day or so. I take my pasta, sauce and whatever protein (if used) and mix it all together in a bowl with a few eggs and shredded cheese, the. Thro it in a fry pan or baking dish and cook it..it is always a winner!
dakotarussell 1 year agoI agree with the other reviewers: halve the cream cheese. Eight ounces is just too much. Otherwise, this tastes great! The sweet/sour of the cream cheese works nicely with the salty/spicy of the creole-seasoned spaghetti sauce. Making the pasta into the 'crust' is also a neat idea, but I'll admit I'm not completely sold... It seems to make the dish just a little more complicated to eat.
KmilleF 1 year agoThis was a GREAT recipe! Made it for my husband and he wants me to do it again! I used ground turkey instead. It was so good. It took me a while but only because I'm new at cooking. I highly recommend it!!
Kellonm2 1 year agoThis recipe is great! One of the best I've encountered on this site, and I didn't even use any of the green pepper. It is pretty easy to make at that.
Jesseray77 1 year agoI made this last night for dinner. I only used half the box of spinach and 1 cup of cheddar cheese on top, as that is what I had on hand. It was really good and my 9 year old daughter loved it. Will be making again. Thank you for a great recipe.
NewToThis23 1 year agoThis was an awesome recipe! I altered it a bit based on ingredients I had and didn't have. I didn't have spinach, but I increased the vegetables to 1/2 onion, 1/4 red pepper/ 1/4 green pepper, and bit of zucchini. I also only used 2 ounces of cream cheese. I used egg whites instead of whole eggs to lower the calorie count a bit. And I didn't use any meat, because I'm a vegetarian. It turned out AMAZING! I'll definitely be making this for my friends.
Noy 1 year agoI cooked it for dinner tonight and it was delicious! I cooked the pasta sauce the same way I usually do. I used half of the cream cheese and added extra cheese. My husband and two year old daughter loved it. Thanks for sharing!