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Spaghetti Pie Recipe

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This recipe for Spaghetti Pie, by , is from Bradfield Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Cynthia Stahly


8 ounces spaghetti noodles
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves , chopped
3 Tablespoons butter
1 large egg
salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
1 cup cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups marinara pasta sauce , homemade or a 12 oz. jar

Lightly grease a deep 9'' or 10'' pie plate with cooking spray.
Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Drain, and add hot noodles to a large bowl.
In a small bowl, beat the egg. Add the butter and the hot pasta. Toss until butter is melted.
Add egg, Parmesan cheese, basil, and a little salt and pepper and toss everything gently to combine.
Empty pasta mixture into prepared pie pan and pat down tight.
Spread cottage cheese evenly over the top of the pasta.
Spoon your favorite spaghetti sauce over top and smooth into an even layer.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing into wedges and serving.

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