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!


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!


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!