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Cheesy Beef Tetrazzini

If your family is anything like Gladys Van Beek's, it won't be long before this hearty casserole becomes a favorite. "My gang loves it for the flavor. I love it because it's simple to make and can be assembled the night before serving," reports the Lynden, Washington farm wife.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 package (7 ounces) thin spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese, cottage cheese and sour cream, until blended. Stir in green pepper, onions and spaghetti. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with beef mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 631 calories, 37g fat (20g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 905mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 38g protein.

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  • Susan
    Jul 1, 2020

    This has been a family favorite for several years. Recently I had some leftover chili so I substituted it for the ground beef portion and generously sprinkled Shredded Mexican blend cheese on top. Definitely a different twist, but just as tasty as the original!

  • Dye25
    Jun 18, 2014

    I have been making this for years now. It is fantastic! I like to sub half of the ground beef with Italian sausage.

  • debrichter
    Jun 8, 2011

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  • fit4life314
    Dec 6, 2008

    This recipe is awesome, especially the day after when all the flavors soak in. I changed all the cheese to reduced fat, and used extra lean ground beef to make it healthier. It can be frozen for a few weeks, thaw it the day before use and it still taste yummy. This will please all ages.