This healthier version of Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole has all the creaminess of a million dollar casserole, minus the calories! It’s easy to make, a great way to enjoy spaghetti in a different form and you can also use up leftover spaghetti noodles!


A typical Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole has 20-25 W-W points and is loaded with fat and calories! This easy Million Dollar Baked Spaghetti combines lean ground beef, pasta sauce, fat-free cream cheese and parmesan cheese, green onions, and spaghetti noodles in a light, W-W-friendly (7 W-W points), delicious, and healthy comfort food. 

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 Coursedinner, main
 CuisineAmerican, North American
 Keywordcasserole, leftover spaghetti noodles, million dollar, spaghetti
 Prep Time30minutes 
 Cook Time20minutes 
 Total Time50minutes 
 Servings12 servings


  • lasagna pan
  • instant read thermometer


  • 4 cups pasta sauce * you can use any type- *Classico is less W-W points
  • 450 g spaghetti noodles *I used half of a 900 package
  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese (fat-free)
  • ½ cup cream cheese (fat-free)
  • 10 oz – can of mushrooms
  • 3 cups low-fat sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 green onions, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/175 degrees C and spray an 11X13 lasagna pan with non-stick cooking spray. Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions, until al dente (if not using leftover noodles). Drain and set aside.
  • Cook ground beef, onions and green pepper (and mushrooms IF using fresh) on the stovetop, in frying pan until ground beef is browned. Drain and return to pot.
  • Add pasta sauce, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic and Italian seasoning to pot with cooked ground beef. Cook over medium-low on the stovetop, whisking until everything is incorporated.
  • Add mushrooms and cilantro. Remove from heat.
  • Mix spaghetti with sauce in lasagna pan (or in pot, then transfer to lasagna pan)
  • Sprinkle grated cheese on top, evenly distributed. *I like to finely grate the cheese for this recipe.
  • Bake for 20 minutes (uncovered), then turn up to broil (500 degrees F/260 degrees C for the last 2 minutes or until it begins to bubble and brown a little (be sure to watch it very carefully as low-fat cheese burns quickly)


  • Garnish with green onions and serve.


Nutrition Facts
📋 Healthy Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 301Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 701mg30%
Potassium 660mg19%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 181mg18%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000-calorie diet.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 701mg | Potassium: 660mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 3mg
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