If you are on Pinterest you have most likely seen or tried the Million Dollar Spaghetti.
There’s quite a few recipes for it, most of which include a lot of the same ingredients. Spaghetti noodles, meat sauce and lots of cheese.
One of my friends made the regular version and it was delicious, but I knew it was very high in points.
So I decided to lighten it up!
I started with the meat sauce. Instead of using ground beef or Italian sausage I used turkey sausage. I used 10 oz. of the Jennie-O turkey breakfast sausage.
Instead of buying spaghetti sauce I made my own. I used crushed tomatoes which is 0 points and added my own seasonings to it.
There is a cream cheese layer that is in the middle of this casserole. To lighten it up I used reduced fat cream cheese and fat free sour cream.
I’ll walk you through step by step how I put it all together.
I started by mixing together the cream cheese, sour cream, some mozzarella cheese and garlic powder.
You can set that aside and start boiling the spaghetti noodles. I cooked the noodles 1 minute less than the box calls for since it will be baking in the oven.
While the noodles were boiling I started browning the sausage with some chopped onion.
Once the sausage is cooked all the way through you can add the crushed tomatoes and seasonings.
Next you want to add the spaghetti noodles to the sauce.
Then it’s time to start layering the Million Dollar Spaghetti. Make sure you spray a 9×13 dish with cooking spray. Then add half of the spaghetti and sauce to the dish.
Now it’s time to add the cream cheese mixture. You want to spread it out in an even layer over the spaghetti.
After the cream cheese layer you’ll add the rest of the spaghetti and sauce.
The final step is to top it with mozzarella cheese and put it in the oven for 30 minutes.
This makes 12 large and filling servings for 9 points with blue, green and purple.
Million Dollar Spaghetti is sure to be a hit with your whole family!
Yield: 12 servings (9 points per serving for blue, green and purple)
- 10 oz. turkey sausage (I used Jennie-O breakfast sausage)
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- 6 oz. reduced fat cream cheese (room temperature)
- 1 cup fat free sour cream
- 1 lb. spaghetti noodles
- 56 oz. crushed tomatoes
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Add the cream cheese, sour cream,1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder to a mixing bowl and stir together. Set aside.
Boil a pot of water and add the spaghetti noodles. Cook 1 minute less than the box calls for then drain.
Add the turkey sausage and chopped onion to a pan. Cook over medium heat until the sausage is cooked through.
Add the crushed tomatoes, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, oregano, basil, salt and pepper to the turkey. Stir together and heat until it simmers. Remove from heat and add in the cooked spaghetti noodles.
Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Add half of the spaghetti and sauce to the dish.
Add the cream cheese mixture to the noodles and spread evenly.
Add the rest of the spaghetti and sauce to the cream cheese layer. Top with 1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
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