I'm kinda weird about cream cheese. Sometimes I really like it and other times I don't care for it much at all. I like bagels with cream cheese on them, but am not much of a cheesecake fan. Sitting here now I can't think of a good explanation as to why I am a picky cream cheese eater. But what I do know is that this Cream Cheese Spaghetti Sauce is excellent! I saw this idea in a Kraft magazine years ago and have been making it ever since. Really all you do is add 4 oz. of cream cheese to your favorite spaghetti sauce. And ta-da, that's it! The result is a delicious creamy toned down tomato sauce perfect for your favorite pasta. I've included what I put in my spaghetti sauce, but do what you like :)
Cream Cheese Spaghetti Sauce Source: Kraft Magazine
1 jar spaghetti sauce (I use the Aldi brand)
1 lb Italian Sausage (I use Bob Evans, in my opinion this is the absolute best!)
1 can mushrooms
1/3 C chopped onion
1/2 C chopped green pepper
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1. In a large skillet, brown the Italian Sausage. Drain and discard excess oil.
2. Over low heat, stir in spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, onion and green pepper.
3. Once the sauce is warm add the cream cheese and stir until melted.
4. Heat sauce to desire temperature and serve over pasta.