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Pasta Pie

This recipe came to me through a recipe exchange with a friend. It's our favorite way to do something different with pasta without a lot of fuss or exotic ingredients.—Mary Miller, Hopewell, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 7 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • FILLING:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Combine hot spaghetti, butter, Parmesan cheese and eggs in a large bowl. Turn into a greased 10-in. pie plate. Using your fingers, form a crust; set aside.
  • In a skillet, cook beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, oregano and garlic salt; heat through. Spread cottage cheese evenly over crust. Spoon ground beef mixture over cottage cheese layer.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 433 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 632mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein.

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