Million Dollar Spaghetti brings the best of spaghetti to the best of lasagna and marries them together. Don’t be afraid of this casserole that will please everyone!

My Million Dollar Spaghetti is one of the most popular pasta dishes I make at home and one of the most popular recipes on this site! Why do you ask? In short, it’s one of the most delicious pasta recipes! This dish is both spaghetti and lasagna . With three kinds of cheese, Italian sausages and half a cup of butter. And that’s the real reason it’s called Million Dollar Spaghetti.

Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole

4.84 from 6 votes
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Course: Dinner
Keyword: CASSEROLE, Spaghetti


  • 2 lb jar of marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 16 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9X13 mould or two 8X8 moulds.
  • Boil the noodles according to the package, drain and mix with a drizzle of olive oil so that they do not stick together.
  • In a stand mixer, mix cream cheese, cottage cheese and sour cream. Mix well and set aside.
  • Sauté ground meat and onion until they are no longer pink. Drain. Add to marinara sauce jar and stir.
  • Start by layering half of the noodles on the bottom of your greased pan.
  • Garnish with 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Layer over the cream cheese mixture.
  • Top with remaining noodles.
  • Spread marinara sauce with ground beef on top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then sprinkle with 2 cups of cheese and return to oven for another 15 minutes.
  • Bake 15 minutes before slicing and serving.


If you want to freeze it, wrap the pan twice in heavy aluminum foil with instructions written on the top. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and top with cheese for the last 15 minutes as directed.


  1. Stacie Wildman

    Your recipes are so quick to make and eveeyone loves them thank you for letting us enjoy this wonderful yummy food

  2. T.J.


  3. DonnaSue McCormick

    Every one of your accomplishments are so delicious and creative. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Tina Cornejo

    5 stars
    Very quick and easy to make and all my boys and their friends loved it. Ended up being a family favorite and made at least weekly.

  5. Allie

    Where does the 1/2 cup of butter in the description come into the recipe?

  6. Jane

    Why mention the Italian sausage and half cup butter then have a recipe that dies not have these ingredients?

  7. Bernadette Callan

    I haven’t made this yet but I planned to, but in your story you’re talking about Italian sausage and a 1/2 a cup of butter and neither one of those items are anywhere in the recipe.

  8. Melecia Montemayor

    4 stars
    My family loves this. I do make it my own by adding my own ingredients for more flavor. I would have given 5 starts except for your misleading comment about sausage and butter and 3 cheeses which are not in the recipe?? Maybe proofread before you post a recipe.

  9. Mimi

    I agree step 6 and 7 I think should be switched and the last step you mean let sit 15 minutes not bake another 15 minutes what kind of cheese should be sprinkled on top????

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