Spaghetti Pie

  • Yield 12 to 16 servings

Mozzarella, Parmesan, and cottage cheese mix with browned sausage and spaghetti for a dreamy, Italian casserole

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Years ago my minister's wife shared this recipe with me and I have cherished it ever since. Everyone who has tasted this always wants the recipe. Bon Appetit!

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds bulk pork sausage
1 large onion
1 (32-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup water
1 pound spaghetti, cooked and rinsed
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
3 eggs, beaten
16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
8 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
16 ounces cottage cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease one deep 13 x 11-inch casserole dish.
  2. Brown sausage and onion in a large saucepan. Drain. Add spaghetti sauce and water. Simmer until thick.
  3. Toss cooked spaghetti with butter, eggs, Parmesan and half of the mozzarella until well mixed.
  4. Spoon spaghetti and cheese mixture into the greased casserole dish and press down. Cover evenly with a layer of cottage cheese.
  5. Spoon sauce on top. When smooth, poke holes with a wooden spoon randomly over the entire surface.
  6. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese on top.
  7. Return to oven and bake 10 to 15 minutes longer, or until golden and bubbly. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

Tips From Our Test Kitchen: For a spicier dish, add a clove of fresh, minced garlic and a tablespoon each of oregano and basil to the sauce.

Beverly Stoops, Barstow, Calif.

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