Yes, it is seriously just as good as it looks! Ground beef, tomatoes, noodle and cheese – what’s not to like?
- Tank (5) didn’t like the “white ball things” – aka. Cottage Cheese. But, I was able to pull out the most obvious ones and he ate it right up. 🙂
- Zack (9) wanted to know what I did differently to the meat. When I asked “why” he said “because I want you to do it like this all the time!” Ha ha! Guess he did’t mind the “white ball things!”
- Tripp (12) had no opinion. He pretty much likes all food. 🙂
- Ricky (36) thought it was “really good!” and wanted to know what we were trying new tomorrow. 😉
They are so funny! Take spaghetti, put it in pie form, and add a few cheeses and they think you have invented the best thing in the world. LOL!
- This was made using 2 frozen seasoning blend muffins from my freezer.
- 1 small package mine was 7 ounces of spaghetti noodles cooked in salty water, then drained.
- 1 pound of ground hamburger meat
- 2 Frozen seasoning blend muffins
- 1 can diced tomatoes undrained (14.5 ounces)
- 1 Small can of tomato paste 6 ounces
- 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Italian Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon of white granulated sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Tablespoon of butter or margarine melted
- 2 egg whites lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1 cup 8 ounces Cottage Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Brown and drain the hamburger meat, then add back into your pot. I rinse my pot, but don't clean it. That leaves a bit of grease in it to keep things from sticking.
To the meat add: seasoning blend muffins, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, italian seasoning, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper.
Allow to simmer while completing the next step.
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.
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Recipe (changed to fit our taste buds) originated from Calling All Cooks