This is a recipe that I have been making for years, probably close to 17 years.
It is one of those kid friendly, inexpensive meals that freezes great and works well for taking to potluck dinners or to a friend in need.
I cannot count how many times I have made this over the years, but I know it is a lot. It is tried and true family favorite in our house and is perfect for Ground Beef Thursdays.
Spaghetti pie is a great kid friendly freezer friendly dinner.
- 1 pound of spaghetti noodles, cooked ( Use gf pasta if gluten free)
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups cottage cheese
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1 jar (about 22- 26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- In a large bowl combine cooked noodles, butter, Parmesan cheese, and eggs. Spread into and up the sides of 2- 9 inch pie plates and set aside.
- In a pan brown ground beef until done. Drain off any fat and add spaghetti sauce to the meat. Mix well and set aside.
- Spread cottage cheese over the noodle crusts. And then spread meat mixture over the crust dividing evenly between the two pans.
- Spread mozzarella cheese on top.
- Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until set and cheese is melted.
- Let sit for about 10 minutes before cutting and serving. This helps it set up and will make it easier to serve.
If you are gluten-free use gluten-free pasta and read labels to make sure that your ingredients are gluten-free.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 444mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 23g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
Do you freeze this before or after you bake it?
I freeze it before I bake it. Then I defrost it and bake it. I hope that helps.
Sounds good and easy! I’m planning on making it to share with a family from our church. Thanks for all your great recipes!
I used to make this but my family got tired of it – time to bring it back!! How do you avoid burnout by your family on regular meals? My kids love tacos, chicken fettucini, ziti, etc but I try not to make those more than once a month because they all complain (especially my husband) of having the same old thing.
I absolutely love menu planning but sometimes it gets frustrating to avoid same old, same old but still make things they all will like (or at least will all like in some variation whether its my husband turning spaghetti and meatballs into a meatball grinder and not using the spaghetti)
I know what you mean about getting tired of food. I not only get tired of eating it, I get tired of cooking it. 🙂 My menus vary a lot. Even on old family favorites, I only make them once a month or less. This recipe is one we love, but I still only make it a few times a year. We eat things like tacos, pasta, and pizza a lot, but I can really very those and change them up so that they do not get old. I think keeping a menu plan helps me keep track of how often I am fixing things because I can go back and look at past menus to see when we had it last or what I have not made in a long time.
I going try this tonight for supper and try freezing part for later date.
My problem is what to serve with some dishes. I get so tired of the same ole same old thing, green beans. Seems like that all my kids will eat. What would be a good side with this?
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My kids love corn, green beans, salad and raw carrots. They will eat other things, but I am with you on the same old side dishes. We tend to also eat the same ones over and over because those are what the kids like.
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Since it’s just me and the kiddos home tonight I think I will try this tonight!!!
There are so many awesome variations you can do with this wonderful recipe. Its great if you cook a box of organic frozen spinach, drain, squeeze out excess water and mix with cottage cheese (I’ve used ricotta as a sub too) then spread over the noodles. Its a great way to add the veggies in – the sauce sorta hides the spinach. If you have picky kids they miss it. Then you totally have a one dish meal. A friend of mine has also used softened cream cheese and OMG it was INSANELY delish. Not as healthy though lol.
I was wondering, is it 1 pound of spaghetti before or after cooking it?