Million dollar spaghetti recipe has so much delicious cheese, ground Italian sausage and tons of flavor for the best meal. This savory meal comes together in minutes but is special enough for company. Add a simple salad and you are set!

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Million dollar spaghetti recipe

Spaghetti is always a hit but sometimes you want to jazz it up a little bit. This Million Dollar Spaghetti recipe is the answer! All of the delicious types of cheese combine with the tomato sauce, pasta and meat for one amazing meal.

Each bite is so creamy and delicious that everyone will love it. Your entire family will enjoy this easy dinner idea.

The best part? It is seriously SO easy! I mean so easy!

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Let’s make this delicious million dollar spaghetti casserole!

Million dollar spaghetti recipe has so much delicious cheese, ground Italian sausage and tons of flavor. This savory meal comes together in minutes for the best casserole without cottage cheese. Enjoyed baked spaghetti with ricotta, sour cream, cream cheese and more. #eatingonadime #milliondollarspaghetti #easydinners

Million dollar baked spaghetti ingredients:

  • Ground Sweet Italian Sausage
  • Spaghetti Noodles
  • Onion, Diced
  • Minced Garlic
  • Italian Seasoning (divided)
  • Crushed tomatoes (15 oz)
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded (divided)
  • Butter, cut into 1 tablespoon pieces
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How to make million dollar spaghetti recipe:

First, preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a medium size mixing bowl, combine the crushed tomatoes with 2 tsp of Italian Seasoning.

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In a separate mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and the remaining Italian Seasoning.

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Million dollar spaghetti recipe has so much delicious cheese, ground Italian sausage and tons of flavor. This savory meal comes together in minutes for the best casserole without cottage cheese. Enjoyed baked spaghetti with ricotta, sour cream, cream cheese and more. #eatingonadime #milliondollarspaghetti #easydinners

Brown the sausage with the minced garlic and onion in a large skillet over medium heat.  Drain off the excess grease.

Then stir in half the tomato sauce mixtures.

Cook the spaghetti noodles based on the package directions.  Drain and return back to the pan.  Mix with the remaining tomato sauce mixture.

Place half of the butter slices on the bottom of a 9X13 pan.  Top with half of the spaghetti mixtures, then spread the cheese mixture on top.

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Million dollar spaghetti recipe has so much delicious cheese, ground Italian sausage and tons of flavor. This savory meal comes together in minutes for the best casserole without cottage cheese. Enjoyed baked spaghetti with ricotta, sour cream, cream cheese and more. #eatingonadime #milliondollarspaghetti #easydinners

Next top the cheese mixture with the remaining spaghetti noodles and place the remaining butter slices on top of the 2nd layer of noodles.

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Pour the meat mixture sauce evenly over the top and top with the remaining shredded mozzarella cheese.

Million dollar spaghetti recipe has so much delicious cheese, ground Italian sausage and tons of flavor. This savory meal comes together in minutes for the best casserole without cottage cheese. Enjoyed baked spaghetti with ricotta, sour cream, cream cheese and more. #eatingonadime #milliondollarspaghetti #easydinners
Million dollar spaghetti recipe has so much delicious cheese, ground Italian sausage and tons of flavor. This savory meal comes together in minutes for the best casserole without cottage cheese. Enjoyed baked spaghetti with ricotta, sour cream, cream cheese and more. #eatingonadime #milliondollarspaghetti #easydinners

Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes.

Slice and enjoy!

Are you drooling yet? Oh my this is amazing!

Million dollar spaghetti recipe has so much delicious cheese, ground Italian sausage and tons of flavor. This savory meal comes together in minutes for the best casserole without cottage cheese. Enjoyed baked spaghetti with ricotta, sour cream, cream cheese and more. #eatingonadime #milliondollarspaghetti #easydinners

What to serve with million dollar spaghetti casserole?

We like to serve it with a simple side salad or Easy Broccoli.  Also, we love Garlic Bread Cheese Sticks Recipe.

These are perfect to dip in the yummy spaghetti sauce! So good!

You can get every last drop of that delicious sauce! It is so yummy.

Million dollar spaghetti recipe has so much delicious cheese, ground Italian sausage and tons of flavor. This savory meal comes together in minutes for the best casserole without cottage cheese. Enjoyed baked spaghetti with ricotta, sour cream, cream cheese and more. #eatingonadime #milliondollarspaghetti #easydinners

Tips for making million dollar spaghetti:

One of our favorite time saving tips is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop onions. If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them.

They are such a time saver and you make cooking so fast and easy. I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need.

It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes. We save a ton of time during the week by having items like this already on hand chopped and ready to go in the freezer.

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This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.

Learn and  how to freeze onions and also how to freeze peppers to save so much time in the kitchen! Lots of the recipes we cook call for onions and peppers so this is such a great time tip that we use frequently.

You will love having peppers and onions all ready to go! It is quick and easy.

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Make sure you have a 9×13 pan. 

You also will need a nice 9×13 casserole dish  to bake the spaghetti in.  Amazon has some on sale right now!

This is a great meal to take to someone recovering from surgery or that just had a baby.  You can use one of these foil pans and clean up is a breeze.

Sometimes we even use these pans on crazy busy nights. Less clean up!

We also like to make 2 of these and put one in the freezer. Talk about a life saver on busy nights.

I can’t tell you the times I have been temped to head toward a drive thru but remembered I had one of these casserole dishes in the freezer. It is a win all around for sure!

Not only will you save money but everyone gets to enjoy a delicious meal. It is a win for everyone!

You can also use marinara sauce instead of the meat sauce. Both ways are amazing!

Million dollar spaghetti recipe has so much delicious cheese, ground Italian sausage and tons of flavor. This savory meal comes together in minutes for the best casserole without cottage cheese. Enjoyed baked spaghetti with ricotta, sour cream, cream cheese and more. #eatingonadime #milliondollarspaghetti #easydinners

Print this million dollar baked spaghetti recipe below:

Million dollar spaghetti recipe

4.69 from 22 votes
Million dollar spaghetti recipe has so much delicious cheese, ground Italian sausage and tons of flavor. This savory meal comes together in minutes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 8
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 815
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Sweet Italian Sausage
  • Spaghetti Noodles 16 oz
  • 1/2 Onion Diced
  • 2 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 3 tsp Italian Seasoning divided
  • 3 cans crushed tomatoes 15 oz
  • 8 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 3 cups Mozzarella Cheese Shredded (divided)
  • 1/2 cup Butter cut into 1 tablespoon pieces

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, combine the crushed tomatoes with 2 tsp of Italian Seasoning.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and the remaining Italian Seasoning.
  • Brown the sausage with the minced garlic and onion in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain off the excess grease.
  • Then stir in have the tomato sauce mixtures.
  • Cook the spaghetti noodles based on the package directions. Drain and return back to the pan. Mix with the remaining tomato sauce mixture.
  • Place half of the butter slices on the bottom of a 9X13 pan. Top with half of the spaghetti mixtures, then spread the cheese mixture on top. Next top the cheese mixture with the remaining spaghetti noodles and place the remaining butter slices on top of the 2nd layer of noodles. Pour the meat mixture sauce evenly over the top and top with the remaining shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes.
  • Slice and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 815kcal, Carbohydrates 47g, Protein 30g, Fat 56g, Saturated Fat 29g, Cholesterol 160mg, Sodium 911mg, Potassium 410mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 1246IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 352mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Love this one! I’ve made this a few times for families who have just had babies and they were delighted. This is also an easy recipe to freeze for later. Great for feeding a hungry crowd! Guaranteed your guests will be going up for seconds.

  2. 5 stars
    This is my go to for making meals for mealtrains. It is simple, yet delicious. I end up making one for the family in need and my family! It also freezes well!

  3. 5 stars
    One question. When freezing, do you put the recipe together, cover it and put it in the freezer without baking? OR do you completely bake, then freeze to simply reheat later? What’s better?

  4. You can do either but I freeze before baking, then defrost is out overnight in the refrigerate and bake when I’m ready to serve it.

  5. 5 stars
    I made this for 50 people at church. Easy and people came back for more. Will make this one again.

  6. 5 stars
    WONDERFUL RECIPE!! I MAY NEVER MAKE REGULAR SPAGHETTI AGAIN!! EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY LOVES IT! THANKS FOR SHARING!