“The crust is made from spaghetti and then layered with cheeses, meat and sauce. Mm, mm!”

Preparation Time: 30 mins    
Cooking Time: 30 mins    
Total Time: 1 hour     
Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

6 ounces spaghetti
2 1/2 quarts boiling water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup cottage cheese
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup chopped tomatoes
6 ounces tomato paste
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

Method

  1. Cook spaghetti in water with 2 teaspoons salt and 1 tablespoon oil until tender but still firm. Drain. Add eggs, Parmesan cheese, and butter. Mix and shape into a crust in a greased 10-inch pie plate or springform pan.
  2. Spread cottage cheese over crust. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the beef, onion, and green pepper until beef is thoroughly browned. Mix in tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and garlic powder. Spread mixture over cottage cheese.
  4. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake 5 to 10 minutes more, until cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown.

Nutrition Value

524.48 calories; 29.63 g protein; 31.9 g carbohydrates; 2.94 g dietary-fiber; 6.99 g sugars; 30.86 g fat; 12.76 g saturated-fat; 144.51 mg cholesterol; 1043.17 IU vitamin-a-iu; 12.48 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.41 mg vitamin-b6; 16.44 mg vitamin-c; 98.84 mcg folate; 201.98 mg calcium; 3.78 mg iron; 58.52 mg magnesium; 730.65 mg potassium; 1587.28 mg sodium; 0.42 mg thiamin; 277.71 calories-from-fat; 24 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 53 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 22 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 21 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat

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