I've showcased this dish before, but this version is a little different. The original name of this dish is Million Dollar Spaghetti.
But, I was out of spaghetti. So, enter in elbow macaroni. Pretty much the same dish, just a slightly different look.
I texted my good friend that gave me this recipe years ago last weekend saying I was making it. You know it's a keeper when she texted back that she was just talking about it and she is also putting it into charity cookbook she is working on. Keeper!
Here are the step-by-step directions. Sorry for the not so great pictures, the steam coming off the hot pasta was out of control! Make this when you need to feed a crowd. It makes a LOT.
|Cook l lb. pasta (leaving a bite to it), lay half in a 9x13 baking dish.|
|Spoon a mixture of: 1/4 c. sour cream, 8oz. cottage cheese, 4 oz. cream cheese,|
1/3 c. chopped onion, 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, 1 t. garlic salt, 1 t. pepper.
|Layer on the rest of the pasta.|
|Pour on 28 oz. spaghetti sauce (preferably homemade - with or without meat).|
|Sprinkle on any other veggies - mushrooms, green peppers, etc.|
|Top with cheese.|
|Refrigerate overnight, then bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.|
We ate this for three meals this week. I'm not kidding. And lunches. It makes that much. Luckily it reheats well and tastes great the second....and third time!
Stay tuned for my Sunday post. I'll be revealing our latest DIY project. We turned a closet into our home office.