Servings: 4 to 6

Spaghetti Pie

Thanks to www.plainchicken.com for recipe inspiration!

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 6 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 cup Cottage cheese
  • 1 cup Mozzarella, shredded and divided
  • 2 tsp. Chopped fresh basil
  • 1 6 oz. can Sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cup Spaghetti sauce of choice
  • 1/2 lb. Italian Sausage (try also: ground beef, shredded chicken breast)
  • 8 oz. Country Pasta, cooked per package directions and drained (if you MUST use spaghetti noodles, go right ahead)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 9 inch pie plate with cooking spray & set aside.
  3. Cook the pasta per package directions.
  4. Drain and place in a bowl.
  5. Toss pasta with beaten eggs & 2/3 of the Parmesan cheese.
  6. Press the pasta into the pie plate.
  7. It should be densely packed.
  8. In a large skillet, brown the Italian sausage, then drain.
  9. Add spaghetti sauce & chopped basil and mushrooms.
  10. Stir until evenly warmed, then remove from heat.
  11. Combine cottage cheese and 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella, then spread over pasta.
  12. Evenly layer the spaghetti sauce mixture over the cottage cheese.
  13. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella & Parmesan on top.
  14. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted.
  15. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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