A delicious baked spaghetti dinner with a layer of parmesan cheese and basil noodles, topped with cottage cheese and spaghetti sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
- 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 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.
*You can substitute ricotta cheese for the cottage cheese.
*This recipe fits a deep dish pie pan. If you don't have a deep dish pie pan than I would suggest making this in an 8x8'' square (or similar size) casserole dish.
Make ahead and freezer instructions are listed above in the post!
Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 1.1mg