Oh the greatest combination of lasagna and spaghetti all in one yummy dish. My sisters birthday is a week prior to my husbands. We did a joint dinner combing their favorite meals. My sister is a huge lasagna fan but my husbands lasagna recipe is by no means cheap; roughly $50. So, because we did dinner smack dab in the middle of valentines day and Michael’s birthday we decided to go for the more reasonable meal, spaghetti pie. :)
This recipe is quite easy and always a dinner favorite with company.
- 6 oz spaghetti
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 well beaten eggs
- 1-16oz cottage cheese (2 cups)
- 1 lb ground beef or pork sausage
- ½ cup onions, chopped
- 1-8oz can diced tomatoes
- 1-6oz can tomato paste
- 1 tsp sugar
- Pinch of oregano
- Pinch of garlic
- Pinch of parsley
- 1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Stir butter into hot, drained spaghetti. Beat the eggs well and add to pasta with parmesan cheese.
Form spaghetti mixture into 2 pie plates or 1-9×13 greased pans.
Spread cottage cheese on top of pasta.
Meanwhile, cook meat and onions until browned. (I added 1 tbsp of Montreal seasoning as I believe it gives great flavor to meat)
Stir in tomatoes, paste, sugar, oregano, garlic salt and parsley; heat through.
Pour on top of noodles and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
*Make ahead, bake later
**Make ahead and freeze for future use