Spaghetti Pie

A delicious new way to enjoy the goodness of spaghetti!

Nonstick cooking spray
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, well beaten
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 cup cottage cheese
1 pound lean ground beef
2 cups spaghetti sauce (your choice)
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

1. Lightly coat a 10-inch deep-dish pie plate with cooking spray; set aside. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions, using minimum cooking time; drain. Stir butter or margarine into hot spaghetti until melted.

2. Add Parmesan cheese, eggs and Italian seasoning; blend well. Spread mixture in bottom and up the sides of pie plate, forming a crust. Spread the cottage cheese over the spaghetti layer.

3. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the spaghetti sauce to the meat; stir over medium heat until hot. Spoon mixture over cottage cheese layer.

4. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese on top and bake an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Makes 6 servings.

Emily

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