Ready for a fun recipe? I bring you Spaghetti Pie, or String pie as some people call it. It's a simple form of lasagna that still brings all those wonderful flavors to the table. This is one of the first things I ever made when I was dabbling in cooking, and I still like making it today (even my picky eaters are excited about it.)
1 1/2 pounds of spaghetti
1 recipe of meat sauce (or 24 oz of store bought -- my kids love Prego)
12 oz. container of whole milk cottage cheese
1 1/2 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup fresh grated parmesan
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Boil water and cook the spaghetti according to the package (it’s usually between 7 and 9 minutes.)
- As the pasta is cooking, mix the egg, parmesan and melted butter together in a lasagna pan (or any deep baking pan, like a 9 x 13.)
- Strain the pasta, add the remaining 1 TB of butter and let sit for 2 or 3 minutes before adding to the pan, because the scolding hot noodles could scramble your eggs.
- Add the noodles to the pan and stir to make sure that all the noodles are evenly coated. Smash the pasta down so that it forms one even layer at the bottom of the pan.
- Cover the noodles with the cottage cheese, and then cover that with the meat sauce (like the picture at the top of the page shows).
- Sprinkle the mozzarella on the top and cover the pan with foil. Bake for 20 minutes with foil and the 10 minutes without. Remove to cool for another 5 minutes.
Cut your pie into pieces and enjoy!!