Sunday, March 4, 2007

Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti Pie

(I talked about this recipe here)

8 ounces spaghetti (or other long pasta)
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
8 ounces tomato sauce (see below)
1 tablespoon light butter

Preheat oven to 375.
Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain.
Combine spaghetti, eggs, butter, and parmesan in a large mixing bowl.
Press mixture into a pie plate, forming a crust.
Spread cottage cheese over spaghetti mixture.
Layer sauce over cottage cheese.
Sprinkle mozzarella over sauce.
Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

**Notes on sauce: If you have your own homemade tomato sauce lying around, use it! Otherwise, we typically just doctor some jarred sauce for this recipe: I saute 1/2 cup chopped onion and 2 cloves of garlic with a cup of tomato sauce and a little Italian seasoning in a skillet. If you want something even simpler, you could always just use tomato sauce straight from a jar - I like Newman's Own, myself. :)

makes 6 servings, 5 HUs per serving.
source: my sister Christine


LeLe said...

i made christine's spaghetti pie for friends lastnight. it is so easy, can be done ahead of time and was a big hit! i cannot imagine anyone not liking it!

Elisabeth said...

I agree, Mom! (and thanks for sharing your leftovers with me :))