Ever heard of a "pie crust" made out of spaghetti?
That's what you'll discover when you prepare Spaghetti Pie.
6 oz. spaghetti
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 well beaten eggs
1 c. (8 oz.) cottage cheese
1 lb. ground beef or bulk pork
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/4 c. chopped green pepper
1 (8 oz.) can (1 c.) tomatoes,
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 c. (2 oz.) shredded
Cook spaghetti according to the package directions;
drain. (Should have about 3 cups spaghetti.) Stir butter or
margarine into hot spaghetti. Stir in Parmesan cheese and
eggs. Form spaghetti mixture into a "crust" in a buttered
10-inch pie plate. Spread cottage cheese over bottom of
In skillet, cook ground beef or pork sausage, onion and
green pepper until vegetables are tender and meat is browned.
Drain off excess fat. Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato
paste, sugar, oregano and garlic salt. Heat through. Turn meat
mixture into spaghetti crust. Bake uncovered in 350 degrees oven for
20 minutes. Sprinkle the Mozzarella cheese atop. Bake 5
minutes longer or until cheese melts. Makes 6 servings.
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