Low-Carb Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe:


  • 1 pound (450g) ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (24 oz) jar of sugar-free marinara sauce
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil or parsley for garnish (optional)
  • Zucchini noodles or other low-carb pasta alternative


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a skillet, cook the ground meat over medium heat until browned. Add diced onion and minced garlic and cook until the onion is translucent. Drain excess fat if necessary.
  3. Pour the sugar-free marinara sauce into the skillet with the cooked meat and onion. Simmer for a few minutes to combine flavors. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the softened cream cheese and sour cream until well combined.
  5. Prepare your low-carb pasta alternative (zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash, etc.) according to package instructions or your preferred method.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta alternative and the melted butter. Toss until the pasta is coated with butter.
  7. Spread half of the buttered pasta into a baking dish.
  8. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the pasta.
  9. Top the cream cheese mixture with the remaining pasta.
  10. Pour the meat sauce over the top layer of pasta.
  11. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  13. Optionally, broil for an additional 2-3 minutes for a golden brown cheese topping.
  14. Garnish with fresh basil or parsley if desired before serving.

Estimated Nutrition Information (per serving, based on 6 servings):

Please note that these are approximate values and can vary based on the specific ingredients you use:

  • Calories: ~450
  • Total Fat: ~34g
  • Saturated Fat: ~19g
  • Cholesterol: ~125mg
  • Sodium: ~800mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: ~9g
  • Dietary Fiber: ~2g
  • Sugars: ~4g
  • Protein: ~27g

Remember that this is just an estimation, and actual nutrition values may differ. If you have specific dietary requirements or health concerns, it’s recommended to consult with a registered dietitian or nutritionist.

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