- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 cup canned diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 6 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- In a nonstick skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, salt, garlic powder, sugar and pepper; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the spaghetti, butter, egg whites and Parmesan cheese. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate coated with cooking spray. Top with cottage cheese and beef mixture.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and filling is heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews forSpaghetti Pie
"I've made this recipe many times and everyone loves it. I change ground beef to Italian sausage and use a 14 oz. can of petite diced tomatoes instead of one cup. I feel it gives a better flavor and texture."
"We LOVE this recipe. It's almost like a spaghetti lasagna. One change I made: since others mentioned it lacked enough spice, I bought tomato paste and diced tomatoes with the spices in them. I still added in what it called for too. It had the PERFECT amount of flavor. I also put as much mozzarella on top that I wanted (didn't measure, just threw it on there). Had it in the oven for 17 minutes then 6. Next time I think I might leave it in for 18 or 19 to get the spaghetti part just a bit more firm. Also, I had to use a sort of round pyrex bowl thing. If I had tried to put it in my 9.5" pie dish, it would have overflowed. So if you're going to use a pie dish, make sure it's a DEEP dish. I will be making this many many more times."
"I MADE THIS AND MY FAMILY LOVED IT. FOLLOWED RECIPE EXACTLY AS WRITTEN."
"My family loves it! I used 1/2 pound of beef and added hot peppers more for flavor to suit my family's taste buds."
"I used gluten free rotini because that was all I had in the pantry. Yummy!"
"This is a family hit. I use Italian chopped tomatoes and no green pepper."
"We really liked this recipe. I did change it a bit by using my recipe for the meat sauce. It came out very watery, so not sure if I my meat sauce was too thin for this type of recipe, so the noodles didn't really bake into a crust. Will definitely have it again!"
"Amazing and tastes so good! Although you could easily substitute Prego or another spaghetti sauce in a pinch when time is short. I have picky eaters so I had to remove the onion and green peppers for them, but I make one for the adults with the onion and peppers. YUM!"
"PS - I also used roasted tomato's and paste with basil, oregano and garlic instead of plain. So I didn't have issues with the flavor."