Million Dollar Casserole

  • Author: Lynette Rice
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x


Million dollar casserole with layers of spaghetti sauce and noodles and a cheesy middle Can easily be frozen to enjoy later.



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 26 oz spaghetti sauce
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz ricotta
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 16 oz penne pasta
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar shredded cheese


  1. Cook the ground beef.
  2. Boil the penne pasta and drain once fully cooked.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese. It much easier to mix them together if you let the cream cheese soften first.
  4. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Add half of the pasta to the containers you’re using.
  5. Top the pasta with the cream cheese mixture.
  6. Top the cream mixture with the rest of the noodles.
  7. Cut the butter into slices and top the noodles.
  8. Top the butter with the ground beef.
  9. Top the ground beef with the spaghetti sauce. Straight out of the can, man.
  10. Add cheese.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees Faranheit for 45 minutes.
  12. If you’re freezer cooking, you can top it with foil and add it to the freezer. Once thawed in the future, you can bake it for the same time. Personally, I think when you freezer cook with pasta, it sometimes soaks up the sauce. I like to add some sauce to the casserole before cooking it.

  • Category: Main
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 784
  • Sugar: 6.8
  • Sodium: 637
  • Fat: 42.8
  • Carbohydrates: 61.2
  • Protein: 37.8
  • Cholesterol: 156.3

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