Recipe For Cooking Surprise Spaghetti Casserole
Microwave Cooking :: Microwave Main Dishes
Surprise Spaghetti Casserole
4 C. uncooked noodles (about 8 oz.)
1 lb. ground beef
1 sm. onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (15 oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
1/2 C. water
1 tea. basil leaves
1/8 tea. pepper
1/2 tea. oregano leaves
3 oz. cream cheese
1 C. sour cream
1/4 C. milk
1/4 C. Parmesan cheese
Cook noodles as directed on pkg.; drain, rinse and set aside.
Crumble ground beef into a 2-qt. microwave-safe casserole. Add onion and garlic. Microwave uncovered on HIGH for 5 to 6 min., stirring once. Stir and drain. Stir in sauce, water, basil, oregano and pepper. Set aside.
Microwave cream cheese in a 2-C. glass measure, uncovered, on HIGH for 30 to 40 seconds or until softened. Stir in sour cream and milk. Remove half of meat mixture about 1 3/4 C. from casserole; spread remainder evenly in casserole. Top with half the noodles. Spoon sour cream mixture over noodles. Top with remaining noodles and meat mixture; spread to cover. Cover with casserole lid. Microwave on HIGH for 5 min. Rotate dish and microwave on MED. for 7 to 8 min. or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese. Let stand covered about 5 min.
Makes approximately 8 servings; 455 calories each