Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

First of three pasta pies from an old BH&G cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook spaghetti according to package directions and drain.
  3. Combine 1 beaten egg, Parmesan, and butter in a medium bowl. Add spaghetti, toss to coat.
  4. Press spaghetti mixture into the bottom and sides of a greased 9-inch pie plate to create crust.
  5. Combine 1 beaten egg and cottage cheese in small bowl. Spread over the spaghetti crust and set aside.
  6. Cook meat, onion, and green pepper in skillet until the meat is brown. Drain excess fat from skillet and stir in spaghetti sauce. Cook until heated through.
  7. Spoon meat mixture over cottage cheese layer.
  8. Bake uncovered at 350F for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake another 5 minutes or more until cheese is melted.
  9. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

Really tasty! It's a keeper. The whole family enjoy it. I used linguini noodles, spicy Italian sausage (our preference) and smashed the cottage cheese to make it creamier. Next time I may run it thru the food processor to make smoother. I'm always worried about the kids dissecting out 'things' they can identify. Thanks for posting an easy & great alternative to lasagna.

Chicagoland Chef du Jour January 04, 2012

We love this recipe, although I have changed a few things. I make it in a 13x9, so I use a bit more spaghetti and more cottage cheese and an extra egg to the noodles and the cottage cheese, but very excellent recipee!

CrystalC78 August 07, 2010

A pie that has got a hold on me; the same way my cell phone thinks it owns ME. Made for Everyday Is A Holiday.

gailanng April 19, 2010