Sunday, May 07, 2006

What's-for-Supper-Spaghetti Pie

All you frazzled people out there who need a quick dinner idea- here it is- and just because I always loved bonus points when I was in school- I'm giving myself bonus points that this recipe is healthy AND my kids eat it up. I got my original recipe from the Feb. 2001 issue of Midwest Living. I'm fairly certain you can make this recipe even if you live on either coast...or in Australia- like my cute blog friend, "Glo-girl". =)
Here goes:
Cook 6 oz. of spaghetti noodles according to package directions. (I always cook more noodles- but that's just me.) Cook 1/2 pound of ground beef in a skillet until browned, drain fat. (Yep, I cook more beef too.) Next, drain spaghetti noodles and return them to warm saucepan-toss spaghetti with 2 Tbsp. of butter or margarine. Stir in 1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese and 2 beaten eggs. Lightly spray a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray and press the spaghetti mixture into pan and up the sides to form a "crust". Spread over noodles 1 cup of cottage cheese (I use ricotta most of the time- and yeah, I use more than a cup too.) Add 1 1/4 cups of spaghetti sauce to browned meat- mix well and then spoon over the top of cottage cheese. Sprikle with 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until it's bubbly. Makes 6 servings.
There you go. Dinner figured out for one night this week! Don't you just love blogging!

8 comments:

sunny said...

THANKS, Jody! I am having a friend over tonight to watch last night's Grey's Anatomy episode and we need to eat dinner. I was going to get takeout but now I am going to make yummy spaghetti pie for us!

You just made my Monday!

Kerry said...

That sounds yummy! My son is going to make tomorrow night. For a couple of months now we've given each child the joy of choosing and cooking the family meal. It's been so great for me to have a break and see the neat things they came up with. Last week my daughter Ally made Chicken and Dumplings! So I showed Austin the Spaghetti lover of the family the recipe and he was all over that!! lol So we'll let you know how it goes!

:)Kerry

Laura said...

"What's for dinner tonight honey?"
"Spaghetti Pie - that's what!"

Suzanne said...

I can't wait to make this!!! Hopefully this week - I think I have everything!

Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne said...

Ok - I finally made it tonight!!! AMAZING!! We all loved it. Easy & sooo yummy. I think this will be a staple here! Thanks for sharing!

Renee Conley said...

This sounds yummy! I'm definitly going to make it. My husband and daughter love spaghetti and this is a new twist.

DarrellH said...

What a cool recipe. I could even cook that myself. My wife would be surprised!

Anonymous said...

thanks jodi-
i have been waiting for you to post this recipe!
rose