After a long week (that I’m pretty sure included more cocktails than food), I’m more than ready for a relaxing and delicious meal! One of my favorite (and easiest) comfort foods is Spaghetti Pie. It somewhat resembles lasagna….except its 50 times easier to make!
4 oz. spaghetti noodles (angel hair works best)
1 tbsp. butter
1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
1 c. cottage cheese (I use fat-free)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 lb. ground beef or turkey
1/2 c. of each onions and peppers, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 c. of tomato sauce (I use left-over homemade, but you can use a jar of sauce as well)
1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
Spray a 9″ pie pan with cooking spray and set aside.
Cook the pasta noodles, just until al dente. Drain the noodles, return them to the pot and mix with the butter, parmesan cheese and the egg. Press the noodle mixture in the bottom of the pie pan to form the “crust”.
Next, spread on the cottage cheese and then the tomato sauce. Set aside.
In a medium size skillet, cook the meat, onions, peppers and garlic in the olive oil, until tender, or about 12 minutes. Add in the seasoning and cook a few more minutes.
Top the pie with the meat mixture and then sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.