Spaghetti Pie

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  • Yield: 12 to 16 servings

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

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 5
  • Calories 540
  • Fat 33g
  • Saturated Fat 15g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 11g
  • Cholesterol 150mg
  • Sodium 1310mg
  • Potassium 480mg
  • Carbohydrate 26g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Protein 34g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 25%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 45%
  • Iron 10%
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