Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Spaghetti Pie

I got this from my friend's blog.  The original recipe is here, her blog has pictures of each step.  This is my version of her recipe:

1 lb spaghetti noodles
2 cloves garlic, minced
olive oil
1 lb ground beef or pork
1 28oz can diced tomatoes
1 14 oz can tomato sauce
Italian seasoning
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/4-1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1 egg
3-4 tbsp butter
Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 350*.  Cook the spaghetti noodles according to directions.  When they have 3-4 minutes left to cook, drain them, return to the pot and add the egg and butter.

While the water boils for the spaghetti, cook the minced garlic in the olive oil over medium heat.  Do not let the garlic brown.  Add the pork or beef, season to taste, and cook until browned.  Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and italian seasoning.  Add salt/pepper to taste.  Let simmer until you are ready to put everything together.

Mix the cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, and mozzarella cheese in a bowl.  Pour the noodles into the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish.  Layer the cheese mixture on top.  Pour the meat sauce over the cheese mixture.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top.  Bake in a 350* oven for 20-30 minutes, until the cheese is browned.  You can finish it under the broiler if you like.

This was a fun and easy twist on spaghetti/lasagna.

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