Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spaghetti Pie

Let me preface this post by telling you right now that I am not a huge spaghetti fan. I just don't care for it, and I can't remember the last time I made it. Baked spaghetti, now that is a different story...I love the stuff. Weird, isn't it?


When I was planning my last freezer cooking day I came across this recipe at Freezer Friendz. I have a ton of jars of spaghetti sauce in the pantry so I gave it a try. I sure am glad I did, it was wonderful and will make regular appearance on my freezer menus!


Don't let the cottage cheese in this recipe scare you off. I promise you can't taste it at all. I don't like cottage cheese alone, well, actually I have never tried it....it just looks gross. Go ahead and whip this up, it is great to have meals like this in the freezer!




1 lb. ground beef (browned and drained)
10 oz. spaghetti (cooked)
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups cottage cheese
1 jar of spaghetti sauce (28 oz.)
8 oz. grated mozzarella cheese


Cook spaghetti and drain. To the cooked spaghetti add in butter, Parmesan cheese, and eggs to form a crust that cover the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Spread the cottage cheese over the noodles. Brown the hamburger and mix with the sauce and spread over the cottage cheese.


Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Add the cheese and bake until it melts.


Serves 12


Freezing instructions:
Prepare up til it is ready for the baking stage. Then wrap well and freeze. When you are ready to eat, thaw and bake. Then top with cheese and bake until it melts!


*I froze mine in 3 - 8x8 pans for 3 separate dinners.


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12 comments:

Kimi said...

This sounds so good. I can't wait to try this. Thanks!!

Tightwad Mom said...

My family would love me if I made this. It looks delicious! Thanks for posting such a yummy recipe.

Katie said...

Hope you guys try it :)

Tiffanee said...

I have never added cottage cheese before but I LOVE the idea. Thanks for another great recipe!!

Misty said...

Definitely will be giving this a try... :) We aren't cottage cheese fans at our house, but we trust you.

Katie said...

I know you aren't Misty, and that comment was directed at you :)Ha Ha!!!

I promise you can't taste it, but it makes it creamy or something.

ChickDigTheDirt said...

I love things that are easy to make! Good one!! Thank you :)

christine said...

Now this is something new. I love the idea. I can't wait for my baby girl's reaction when I serve her this. I stumbled on foodista website (http://www.foodista.com) saw a recipe similar to this one. Check it out sometime.

Cheers!

Kimi said...

Finally got a chance to make this and WOW...we loved it!! Super easy and very tasty!! Looking forward to making a couple to freeze and have them on hand for 'those crazy nights'!! Thanks for sharing!!

Kelly Morris said...

We make a version of this often and it's a good use of leftover spaghetti. Just throw it in the freezer for another day.

Great post, Katie!

Katie said...

Kelly,

My family always does the same thing, but just call it baked spaghetti and there is no cottage cheese. Mix up the leftovers and top with cheese...and it is awesome!

Misty said...

Guess what we ate last night? Yup, I finally broke down and tried your spaghetti pie using cottage cheese... I was worried, but, (drum roll please) it was a HOME RUN! Everyone enjoyed it, ALL my picky eaters! It's a keeper. I told them there were 3 kinds of cheese, just didn't say which kinds. haha. :)

Ben kept saying "Can we eat this every night?" :)

It was a hit, so once again, thanks!

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