What follow is my grandmother’s recipe for spaghetti pie. This recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember. My grandmother would make this for me and my cousins when we were younger. Generally speaking this is a recipe that I have left untouched over the years. Most recipes I tend to tweak to my desires. This is comfort food pure and simple. So what I will do for you today is share my grandmother’s recipe as is, and in italics share with you the changes I made in it for tonight’s go.
- 6 ounces spaghetti (angel hair noodles), cooked
- 2 tablespoons margarine (butter)
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and more for sprinkling on top
- 2 eggs (well beaten)
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1 pound ground beef or sausage
- 1-32 ounce jar spaghetti sauce or your own homemade sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 a small onion, chopped
- 1 large carrot, shredded
Cook spaghetti according to directions on package; drain.
Add margarine to hot spaghetti, add Parmesan cheese and well beaten eggs. Mix well.
Spread spaghetti mixture in a greased 10 inch pie pan to make a crust.
Spread cottage cheese over the top of spaghetti.
Cook ground beef (sausage, onion, garlic, and carrot); drain.
Return drained ground beef or sausage to skillet.
Add spaghetti sauce; mix well.
Spread spaghetti sauce over cottage cheese.
Add mozzarella cheese and Parmesan.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
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