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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Spooky Spaghetti Pie

6 oz. dried spaghetti
1 beaten egg
1/3 cup grated Paramesan cheese
1 Tbs. unsalted butter, cut up
1 beaten egg
1 cup cottage cheese
1/8 freshly ground black pepper
1/2 lb. bulk pork Italian sausage
1/2 tsp. granulated onion
8 oz. can pizza sauce
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain well.  To make spaghetti crust, in a medium mixing bowl combine 1 beaten egg with parmesan cheese and butter.  Add cooked spaghetti; toss well.  Press spaghetti mixture against the bottom and sides of a well-greased 9-inch pie pan to form an even crust.

In a small mixing bowl, combine remaining beaten egg with cottage cheese, and pepper.  Spread over prepared spaghetti crust in pie pan; set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage until browned and cooked throughout; drain fats.  Stir in pizza sauce; cook until heated through.  Spoon mixture over cottage cheese mixture; cover loosely with foil.

Bake, covered, in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.  Remove foil; sprinkle with mozzarella.  Bake, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes longer or until mozzarella is melted and bubbly.  Let stand 5 minutes before slicing into wedges.

Makes 6 large pie-shaped servings. (Or 2 teenager servings)

Now You're Cookin',
Chef Alli