Cousin Arlene's Spaghetti Lasagna

This recipe comes from my One Dish cookbook. It is actually really similar to my mom's California Combo, only not quite as good :-). I think the cheddar cheese in the CA Combo and sauteing the green onions first make a big difference. So, although this wasn't bad, if you are looking for something with this flavor try the California combo first!

- 8 oz. uncooked spaghetti (I used my GF)
- 1 T. butter (optional)
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped (I used 2)
- 2 lbs. ground beef (I used much less)
- 1 t. sugar
- salt and pepper
- 2 cans (8 oz each) tomato sauce
- 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
- 1 c. sour cream
- 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 6 green onions, chopped
- 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook spaghetti until almost tender. Drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet over med heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 min. Add ground beef and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Brown beef, stirring to break up meat; drain fat. Add tomato sauce and tomato paste; reduce heat and simmer 20 min, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, beat sour cream and cream cheese in med bowl until smooth. Add green onions; mix well.
- Spread thin layer of meat sauce in 2-qt casserole dish to prevent noodles from sticking. Layer half of spaghetti, half of sour cream mixture and half of remaining meat mixture over sauce. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
- Bake 35 minutes or until heated through.