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Million Dollar Spaghetti

These Million Dollar Spaghetti are easy to make with simple ingredients and will have you coming back for more after you’ve tried it. It is rich and creamy, packed with flavor that the whole family will love. Even pickiest kids will eat it up in seconds and no one would ever tell it is vegan. Tastes so close to the real deal, if not so much better. Seriously so delicious you want to dive in right now.

Portion of the Million Dollar Spaghetti on a small plate.

One of my favorite types of pasta by no surprise is spaghetti.

They are so versatile, budget friendly and taste always amazing like in this Spaghetti SaladTaco Spaghetti, or my Puttanesca Sauce.

If you are looking for more spaghetti recipes, use the search bar and let all the tasty inspirations come to you.

Ingredients needed for these vegan Million Dollar Spaghetti

Step 1: Preparing the vegan ground beef, onion, and tomato sauce.

Why you should try these Million Dollar Spaghetti

It is so good and so easy to make that these are going to be a regular staple that everyone will enjoy in your home.

To be precise, this recipe is:

  • easy to prepare with step-by-step pictures
  • filling
  • comforting
  • rich in flavor
  • budget friendly
  • creamy
  • satisfying
  • great for leftover pasta

Step 2: Mix leftover pasta with the vegan meat sauce.

What you need for this Million Dollar Spaghetti recipe

First, it is time to grease a 8×11 inch casserole dish with olive oil and set a side.

Apart from that, you will need the following ingredients:

  • leftover spaghetti
  • tomato sauce
  • Italian herbs
  • garlic
  • smoked paprika

 

  • olive oil
  • vegan ground beef
  • cream cheese (vegan)
  • sour cream (vegan)
  • vegan mozzarella and parmesan

Step 3: Prepare the cream cheese filling for the Million Dollar Spaghetti.

Step 4: Layering the Million Dollar Spaghetti in a large casserole.

How to make Million Dollar Spaghetti

Preheat oven to 390°F have a 8×11 inch casserole greased with olive oil ready.

In a large skillet or casserole, heat olive oil. When hot add garlic, onions and the vegan ground beef. Fry everything for 4 minutes until fragrant, combine with the tomato sauce and then season with smoked paprika and half of the Italian seasoning.

Add leftover spaghetti mix and a pinch of salt and pepper. Let simmer for about 8 minutes.

In the meantime, combine vegan cream cheese, sour cream, half of the vegan Parmesan and mozzarella, and the remaining Italian herbs in a bowl. 

Step 5: The whole dish in a casserole before and after baking in the oven.

Closeup view of the Million Dollar Spaghetti.

Now transfer half of the spaghetti mixture to the prepared casserole dish and cover with the vegan cream cheese mix. Follow up with the remaining pasta mix and finally top with the rest of vegan mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake for 25 minutes.

After baking wait at least 5 minutes so the Million Dollar Spaghetti can cool down before serving on plates or in bowls.

It makes such a fantastic casserole for dinner, lunch, meal prep that you can always enjoy.

Top view of the ready dish.

Tips and tricks to get the most out of this recipe

Make ahead: you can make it ahead 24 hours before and bake later. This will save you a good amount of time.

Leftovers can be stored for around 5 days. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container with a lid on top.

Can you freeze this? Yes sure you can just make sure to wrap it in a plastic wrap first. When you get it out of the freezer to serve, thaw it completely before baking. You can do it easily the night before so it is ready to bake when you need it.

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I want to see all your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

Portion of the Million Dollar Spaghetti on a small plate.

Million Dollar Spaghetti

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These Million Dollar Spaghetti are easy to make with simple ingredients and will have you coming back for more after you've tried it. It is rich and creamy, packed with flavor that the whole family will love. Even pickiest kids will eat it up in seconds and no one would ever tell it is vegan. Tastes so close to the real deal, if not so much better. Seriously so delicious you want to dive in right now.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups spaghetti, cooked (use gf, if needed)
  • 5 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 28 oz tomato sauce
  • 7 oz vegan ground beef
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbs Italian herbs
  • 7 oz vegan sour cream
  • 14 oz vegan cream cheese
  • 1 batch Vegan Parmesan Cheese (3 ingredients, 1 min)
  • 5 oz vegan mozzarella, shredded
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 390°F have a 8x11 inch casserole greased with olive oil ready.
  2. In a large skillet or casserole, heat olive oil. When hot add garlic, onions and the vegan ground beef. Fry everything for 4 minutes until fragrant, combine with the tomato sauce and then season with smoked paprika and half of the Italian seasoning.
  3. Add leftover spaghetti mix and a pinch of salt and pepper. Let simmer for about 8 minutes. In the meantime, combine vegan cream cheese, sour cream, half of the vegan Parmesan and mozzarella, and the remaining Italian herbs in a bowl.
  4. Now transfer half of the spaghetti mixture to the prepared casserole dish and cover with the vegan cream cheese mix. Follow up with the remaining pasta mix and finally top with the rest of vegan mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake for 25 minutes.
  5. After baking wait at least 5 minutes so the Million Dollar Spaghetti can cool down before serving on plates or in bowls.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 562Total Fat: 36.4gSaturated Fat: 16.6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 326mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2.5gSugar: 3.9gProtein: 32.9g
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