My good friend Kristy gave me this recipe back when we were in college. It’s been a staple in my house ever since (7 years) !
6 oz. Spaghetti (About 3 Cups Cooked)
2 Tbs. Butter
1/3 C. Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Well-Beaten Eggs
1 C. (8 oz) Cottage Cheese (more or less to taste)
1/2 C. Chopped Onion (optional)
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 Jar (26 oz) Spaghetti Sauce (I use Prego Traditional and only use about 1/2 or a little more of the jar – use as much as you like, homemade would work great!)
1/2 to 1 C. mozzarella Cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown hamburger and onion. Drain and mix with spaghetti sauce to reach desired consistency. Set aside. Cook spaghetti and drain. Stir butter into hot spaghetti. Beat egg and add to spaghetti. Add parmesan cheese too. Mix and form into a crust. Place in a buttered 10-inch pie plate. Spread cottage cheese (I don’t measure this, just add enough to cover crust) over spaghetti mix. Add meat mix on top.
Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake for 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Makes 6 servings.
*I often half this recipe for my family of 4. I still bake in the same size pie pan for the same amount of time and it works great. You can also double the recipe and bake in a 9×13 pan. Good company meal! I have made this in the morning, refrigerated, then baked in the evening too.