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Rating: 4.25 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

Your favorite spaghetti sauce gets a delicious make over when combined with cream cheese and cooked ground beef. It's mixed with hot cooked spaghetti for an easy supper.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • COOK spaghetti as directed on package.

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  • MEANWHILE, brown meat in large skillet. Stir in sauce and cream cheese; cook on low heat 3 to 5 min. or until sauce is well blended and heated through, stirring frequently.

  • DRAIN spaghetti. Add to sauce; mix lightly. Place on platter; top with Parmesan.

Special Extra

Cook 1 cup each chopped bell peppers and onions with the ground beef.

Special Extra

Sprinkle with chopped fresh basil or parsley before serving.

Variation

Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.

Nutrition Facts

662 calories; protein 32.5g; carbohydrates 64.6g; fat 30.1g; cholesterol 106.6mg; sodium 919mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2010
This recipe was so easy. I did add garlic,whole canned tomatoes,onion powder. It was a nice change from regular spaghetti. also my father showed me trick years ago, after cooking the pasta melt a little butter in the pan and just a hint of cinnamon,mix with the pasta then put the sauce on and parmesan. This would be $25.00 plate in a fancy resturant. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2010
First let me start off by saying that I have always loved cream cheese and thought it would be interesting to add it to a family stand-by of spaghetti. No one in my family knew I was making it this way and even my "I eat everything" teenager wouldn't finish his first bite. Thank goodness I had some frozen pizza and could salvage something for dinner. I still love cream cheese but NOT with spaghetti dinner. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2010
This recipe was so easy. I did add garlic,whole canned tomatoes,onion powder. It was a nice change from regular spaghetti. also my father showed me trick years ago, after cooking the pasta melt a little butter in the pan and just a hint of cinnamon,mix with the pasta then put the sauce on and parmesan. This would be $25.00 plate in a fancy resturant. Read More
(21)
Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2010
First let me start off by saying that I have always loved cream cheese and thought it would be interesting to add it to a family stand-by of spaghetti. No one in my family knew I was making it this way and even my "I eat everything" teenager wouldn't finish his first bite. Thank goodness I had some frozen pizza and could salvage something for dinner. I still love cream cheese but NOT with spaghetti dinner. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2010
This is surprisingly tasty for just a few ingredients. I did not use ground beef in this and honestly I don't think we would like this with that addition. Very nice way to doctor up a jar of sauce for sure but the flavor could be enhanced with the addition of fresh herbs or crushed red pepper. I enjoyed this my boyfriend not so much but he prefers a garlic & oil pasta anyway. I added some grated parmesan & basil when served also. Not bad considering the simplicity. Very similar to a rose sauce or vodka sauce without the vodka (if that makes sense). This seems to thicken also so it's not very loose. I would make this again and try adding some herbs.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2010
We love this! I haven't made it in a few years I totally forgot about it. Made this out of necessity one time when I ran out of heavy cream and we just loved the tang that cream cheese adds though it is easy for the tang of the cream cheese any overly acid sauce to wind up being sour so you need to taste the sauce before you serve it & adjust with sugar or baking soda:) Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2010
I really liked this recipe. The cream cheese was a nice added touch. I did make some changes though. I used bow tie pasta instead of regular spaghetti noodles and I did not add ground beef. I just combine the prego sauce cream cheese added basil a Tbs of minced garlic garlic pepper and salt to taste. I topped it off with some parmesan cheese on top. It was really easy and very tasty. I will be making this again in the future. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2010
Fabulous recipe! I have been looking for a Rose pasta recipe and this exceeds expectations. I did add a few of my own spices (pepper salt oregano basil) and fresh garlic but it would have been good even without the additions. Loved the recommendation for the cinnamon butter to toss the noodles in. Great meal! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2010
This wasnt as good as I wanted it to be. I added vegitables like peppers onions and mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2010
I liked it alot and so did the people I made it for.Good tasting and sure will make it again.I did use ww pasta and ww cheese instead of the neufchatel cheese as I didn't have any only the WW's Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2010
I thought this was wonderful. I however do like cream cheese a lot and I do think this was very cream cheesy. Sauce was perfect amount for 4 servings. We used two servings of sauce now and froze the rest for a second meal. I used a jar of pasta sauce I had on hand. It wasn't Prego Traditional though. I really did enjoy this! And my 18 month old ate it all up as well! Read More
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