Spaghetti Pie

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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.

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Form spaghetti mixture into 2 pie plates or 1-9×13 greased pans.

Spread cottage cheese on top of pasta.

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Meanwhile, cook meat and onions until browned. (I added 1 tbsp of Montreal seasoning as I believe it gives great flavor to meat)

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Stir in tomatoes, paste, sugar, oregano, garlic salt and parsley; heat through.

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Pour on top of noodles and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

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Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

*Make ahead, bake later

**Make ahead and freeze for future use

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