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Million Dollar Pasta

A yummy, creamy, flavorful sauce with tender pasta all topped with a gooey, melty cheese. Worth its weight in gold.

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Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 8 oz. block cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 24 oz. jars spaghetti sauce, divided use
  • 1 spaghetti jar water, divided use
  • 1 16 oz. box cavatappi, cellentini or macaroni pasta
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. 1. Brown and crumble ground beef (season with salt and pepper.) Drain excess grease and set aside
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, sour cream, ricotta cheese, minced garlic and parsley
  3. 3. In the bottom of a 6 quart (or larger) slow cooker, add half of the spaghetti sauce
  4. 4. Evenly layer half the box of the cavatappi pasta on top of sauce
  5. 5. Pour remaining jar of spaghetti sauce over noodles. Pour on half a jar of water.
  6. 6. Then layer half the cooked ground beef mixture over top.
  7. 7. Dollop the entire cream cheese mixture evenly as possible over the beef layer. Do not stir.
  8. 8. Evenly layer the rest of the cavatappi pasta on top of the cream cheese layer.
  9. 9. Top with remaining jar spaghetti sauce. Pour another half jar of water on top of spaghetti sauce.
  10. 10. Finally, layer the rest of the cooked ground beef on top.
  11. 11. Cover and cook on low for about 4 hours. Stir mixture.
  12. 12. Layer with 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese. Cover for an additional 15-20 minutes (until cheese is melted.)