July 11, 2010

MAKE AHEAD SPAGHETTI CASSEROLE


Printed from COOKS.COM


□   1/2 lb. cottage cheese
□   1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
□   1/4 c. sour cream
□   1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
□   1/3 c. green onions, chopped
□   1 (16 oz.) can tomato sauce
□   1/4 c. BBQ sauce
□   1/2 tsp. sweet basil



Put casserole together the night before you plan to bake it and refrigerate it well covered. Cook and drain 8 ounce thin spaghetti. Combine with cottage cheese, cream cheese and sour cream.Skillet brown 1 1/2 pounds ground beef and combine with 1/3 cup chopped green onions (tops and stems). Mix beef mixture with 16 ounce canned tomato sauce and 1/4 cup BBQ sauce and 1/2 teaspoon sweet basil. In greased 2 quart baking dish layer half of spaghetti, then cream cheese mixture, then other half of spaghetti. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Top off with the beef mixture. Cover; refrigerate overnight. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes or until piping hot and bubbly. Serves 6 nicely.

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