This was a great, tasty, easy recipe that resembles lasagna without all the fuss. The spaghetti layered on the bottom (mixed with cheese/eggs/butter) makes for a interesting layer (my husbands words) topped with cottage cheese and the meat mixture. I didn't think that 1 ounce of shredded mozzarella was enough to top of this casserole so I used around 1 1/2 cups. I used Ragu Sundried Tomato & Basil as my sauce, and since the jar was 1 lb 10 ounces I used the entire jar (recipe calls for 15 1/2 ounces). I'm guessing that you could probably make the recipe the night before and throw it in the oven (starting with a cold oven of course) when you got home from work the next evening. This one is a keeper in my house!
This is my husband's all time favorite dish that I make! Thank you for sharing!
This was a very good family pleaser. 2 adults and 4 kids ate nearly the whole pan, unheard of around here. I really have to add my 2 cents here about the amount of cheese. I used probably 1 1/2 c. cottage cheese and showed great restraint to only use about 12 oz. of mozzarella. If I had used 1 oz. there would have been an uprising. This was a nice way to shake up the same old ingredients and make something a little different.
I was checking to see if this was already posted. My family has enjoyed this for many years. I usually put in 1 - 1/2c mozzarella cheese. Delicious!
I thought this was a good basic dish. Nothing too complicated. I did wish for a little more flavor, maybe a blend of Itaian herbs. I think a little more spaghetti would have have been good, maybe 20 ozs. I really liked the cottage cheese and eggs in this dish.
I use a mix of ricotta and cottage cheese and add some garlic and multi-color peppers to my sauce - making this extraordinary! My family LOVES this dish. Both of my daughers have been requesting this as their "birthday dinner" for years and years! It's a family favorite! Must try! Super simple and delicious!
This is a great recipe. My family really likes it, and it is great for taking to potlucks. I do agree with another reviewer that more mozzarella is needed. I used about a cup for topping, 1 oz. seemed very skimpy. Excellent recipe, I will use it again and again. Thanks, Jennifer.