Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What to Cook, Bake, or in General to Make Wednesdays

Spaghetti Bake
Makes 4-5 servings

4 ounces spaghetti
1 beaten egg
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbs margarine or butter
1 cup cream-style cottage cheese
1 beaten egg
1/2 pound ground beef or bulk italian sausage
3/4 - 1.1/2 cup spaghetti sauce
1/2 - 1 cup shredded mazzarella cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

For crust, cook spaghetti according to package directions. (Can use leftover spaghetti.) Drain. Combine 1 egg, Parmesan cheese, and margarine. Stir in hot spaghetti. Press mixture evenly into the bottom, and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate.

Drain cottage cheese; combine with 1 egg. Spread over crust. Set aside.

In a large skillet cook meat till brown. Drain fat. Stir in spaghetti sauce. Heat through. Spoon over cottage cheese mixture.

Bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake about 5 minutes more, or until cheese melts and crust sets. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into wedges.

(May add 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1/4 cup chopped green pepper when cooking beef. Also, can use spaghetti leftovers to make pie.)