Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Spaghetti a la Philly

Now I know everyone knows how to make Spaghetti and I usually don't have a recipe when I make it either. I usually just throw everything in the pots and then I am done. But I thought to myself I can't put just a boring old Spaghetti recipe on my blog so I searched the good old internet for something different (and with things I had already in the house!) and came up with this version for dinner last night!

The funny side note to this recipe is that my husband Danny is color blind (that's not funny but this story is) and when he came in the kitchen and lifted the lid to the spaghetti sauce (not knowing I changed the recipe from how we usually eat spaghetti) the FIRST thing out of his mouth is "why is the sauce a different color??" I said to him..."how do you know what color it is you are color blind!!" HA! I didn't want to tell him why the color was a little "off" until he tried it because he doesn't like cream cheese (on like bagels and stuff) but if its mixed in something he usually eats it and likes it! So I wanted him to try it first not knowing what was in it to get a truthful answer. Captain "I don't like cream cheesee" not only liked it but got a second helping so that's always a good sign!

So here is the recipe. Hope you enjoy!



1/2 lb.
spaghetti, uncooked
1 lb.
extra-leanground beef
1 jar
(24 oz.)spaghetti sauce
4 oz.
(1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.)PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
2 Tbsp.
KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

***I substituted a pound of Sweet Italian Sausage (casings removed) for the ground beef and added one chopped onion to the recipe! :)


spaghetti as directed on package.

  • 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.

  • And here is my finished plate! I actually was so hungry I took a bite then remembered I needed to take a picture of my plate...opps. I served it with just regular old texas toast and it was fabulous! Happy eating! :)