Sunday, July 12, 2009

spaghetti pie!

JM's Aunt Janice gave me the recipe for Spaghetti Pie or "poor man's lasagna" at the bridal shower. I modified the recipe some (I made my own sauce) but it was still delicious and fed us lunch for a week!

Spaghetti Pie (I used a large brownie pan)
1 pkg 8oz of spaghetti, broken into pieces
2 tablespoons of butter
1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 egg well beaten
1 cup of cottage cheese
4 oz of Mozzarella cheese
Meat Sauce*

* I made my own sauce, using my mom's homemade tomato sauce, spinach, onions and garlic :)
Cook the spaghetti in boiling, salted water and drain. In separate bowl mix in butter, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and egg. Place pasta in pan and stir in the Parmesan mixture.
Spread cottage cheese of spaghetti layer, top with sauce. Bake in oven at 350 for 30 minutes. Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese over the top and bake an additional 5 minutes or till cheese is melted. Stand 15 minutes before cutting.