Spaghetti Challenge-Scooter’s Spaghetti

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Scooter’s Spaghetti
Scooter's Spaghetti from ChocolateChocolateandmore
It’s The Crazy Cooking Challenge again. This time it’s spaghetti. I have to tell you I was worried about doing this challenge. My family is sooooooo picky about spaghetti sauce. It’s taken years to come up with a sauce that tastes good, that everyone will eat.

And then one night I was wandering Pinterest and I spied a post from Salad in a Jar for a spaghetti casserole. Scooter’s Spaghetti. Paula is awesome, if you read her about page, she’s just the type of person I would be friends with. And after reading the ingredients I knew this would be perfect. I also knew that I would meet up with resistance on even trying this because of the green peppers and onions but I didn’t care. It sounded so good to me. And sometimes you just have to make things that you want.

And let me tell you, this was completely worth it, yum, yum!

Scooter's Spaghetti from ChocolateChocolateandmore

Scooter’s Spaghetti
adapted from Salad in a Jar

8 oz uncooked spaghetti (I used angel hair)
1 lb ground beef
1 large can spaghetti sauce
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped (about a half a pepper)
1/3 cup onion, chopped
8 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese (not in the original recipe)
Parmigiana cheese
French’s Fried onions (small can)

I varied from the recipe right off the bat, using my meat sauce for the beef and sauce portion of the recipe.

Cook spaghetti according to package directions, you want it to be al dente. Drain and set aside.

Place chopped green pepper and onion in a microwaveable bowl with butter and microwave on high for 4 minutes.

Add cream cheese and milk to green peppers and onions, stir until creamy and blended.

Now to put it all together.
Put a good layer of sauce on the bottom of a baking dish, I used a 8 x 8 square dish.

Next are the noodles, Cream Cheese mixture, the rest of the sauce, and your cheese. The original recipe didn’t have the mozzarella cheese but I had some in the fridge I wanted to use up.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes then top with french fried onions and bake an additional 5 minutes.

This stuff is awesome! Those of us that ate it loved it!

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  1. Good for you, making it because it sounded good to YOU! You have to do that sometimes! Your spaghetti dish looks great. I love the addition of the onions on top.

  2. I can just imagine how tasty that spaghetti was with the onions on top…what a clever idea and so delicious!

  3. I didn’t realize that Scooters Spaghetti was so similar to the one I made {#11} – I’ve been eyeing that recipe for so long! Kind of cool that I already pretty much know how it tastes – and it’s REALLY GOOD!!

    Stopping by from CCC

  4. Cream cheese and french fried onions?! What planet have I been hiding on since I seem to have missed out on this combination my whole life!

  5. Joan
    I can relate on the spaghetti sauce needs to be just right for the family thing.

    I have made a baked spaghetti, a long time ago! We enjoyed it but I haven’t made it again. I really like the sound of your recipe!

    Don’t feel bad for making foods the way you like it! We have to do that for ourselves once in a while.

  6. I’ve never made a baked spaghetti dish before. This sounds amazing with the cream cheese layer and the crunchy onion layer. My mouth waters just thinking about it. Please stop by and visit my Spaghetti and Meatballs post (#3).

  7. Cream cheese? French fried onions? Yes please I believe I will try some. Yum!

  8. Think I may have to come and try this spaghetti recipe. sounds pretty good. And did the family approve. Yours was delish that I made and thank you andi

  9. Cream cheese is one of those amazing ingredients, don’t you think? I use it a many non-traditional dishes. I think I’ll pin this one – looks so good.

    I hope you’ll stop by an visit my CCC – Spaghetti Pie


  10. Visiting from the Crazy Cooking Challenge. This is definitely something new. I love cheese so I would give this a try! Thanks for sharing. Pinned ya too!

  11. The onions on top are just brilliant, sounds amazing.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my CCC entry: Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  12. We have a HUGE bag of the fried onion rings. Now I know what to do with them!

    Plus, this looks absolutely amazing. Hope you had at much fun this month as I did!


  13. This looks really good. I love french fried onions, I never thought to add them to spaghetti. Stopping by from CCC#61.

  14. Oh wow! That looks fabulous… LOVE the french fried onions on top! Yummy… Thanks for sharing this!

  15. The final topping of French fried onion rings got my attention! Great idea and adds just the right amount of crunch to offset the easy-bite of the pasta. Thanks for sharing. I’m #28. Come visit when you can.

  16. Your spaghetti dish looks so good! I have saved it in my Recipe to Try folder, thanks so much!

  17. I love baked spaghetti, and the name is just to cute. I’m liking the addition of french fried onions on top. Looks great.

  18. This looks lovely and those french fried onions just finish it off perfectly!

  19. Love the cream cheese and french fried onions addition! Brilliant!

  20. It might take some convincing to get my husband to try it with that much cream cheese, but I’m all for it! Maybe the fried onions will be enough to distract him 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe and for stopping by my blog during the CCC!

  21. What a fun way to eat spaghetti! So glad you found a sauce that your whole family liked! Thanks for leaving me a comment 🙂 Happy Crazy Cooking Challenge!

  22. I’ve been eyeing this recipe and I will now have to try it for sure!

  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog for the CCC! Love the idea of adding the French Fried onions! (I love those things even though they’re probably so bad for you!). New follower!

  24. This recipe is so fascinating. Love all the flavors. Yummo! Be sure to checkout my Easy Spasgna at #70.

  25. Yum, I keep meaning to try this recipe out myself.

  26. This sounds so yummy. I would have never thought of using cream cheese with spaghetti, sounds delicious.

  27. Wow, I want some! I love using cream cheese in recipes. And I do love those fried onions!!

    Jen #19

  28. You had me at French’s Fried Onions… WOW, so yummy, I am pinning this for future reference!


  29. You can’t go wrong with French fried onion rings! Glad to be your newest follower. 🙂

  30. I made this recipe too….we have such good taste! My family loved it and it was super easy to make. The fried onions put it over the top for sure.

    Wende, CCC #68
    The Rickett Chronicles

  31. YUM!!!!

    I was #7 Have a Happy Friday 🙂

  32. This looks fantastic! I also struggle with a picky pasta house, so I can feel your pain there! I love that this has cream cheese and crispy onion on top…YUM!

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  34. Yum, this looks sooooo good! I’ve never tried cream cheese with spaghetti, but this dish sounds amazing. We’ll be trying it soon!

  35. Hi Joan,

    Great job! Your pictures are making me SO hungry. Your blog looks so interesting–can’t wait to check it all out. pr

  36. awesome.. love the french fried onion topping, my family is pretty picky too but for some reason when those little guys top the dish, it always gets rave reviews from my kiddo! Just stopping by finally 😉 from

  37. This is so interesting! Love little twists on simple recipes!

    Come see mine when you get a chance 🙂

  38. Your Scooter’s Spaghetti looks awesome, great photo’s! It is fun cooking with you in the CCC. I am #27. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  39. Thank you for sharing this recipe. This looks heavenly and delightful. I will try this for my family soon.

  40. The fried onions sounds good with the spaghetti!

    – Gay

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