When I got married my ward threw me a kitchen shower and everyone was to bring a recipe to give to me. This is one of the recipes that I received and I have used it often! This recipe is great because it's simple, you probably have all of the ingredients on hand, it's comfort food and it makes 2 pies, so you can keep one and give one away!
1 pound al dente cooked spaghetti (it truly does need to be al dente because it will continue to cook in the oven)
1 pound ground beef cooked and drained
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cottage cheese
3 cups meat sauce
8 oz. mozzarella cheese
Combine spaghetti and ground beef. In a separate bowl combine eggs, Parmesan cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese. Then add to the spaghetti and ground beef mixture and stir until the spaghetti is coated. Butter 2 pie plates (or 1 9X13 inch pan if your not sharing). Then take about 1/2 cup of the sauce and coat the bottom of the pans , this helps the pasta to not stick to the bottom of the pan. Divide the mixture between the 2 pans and pat down. Top the spaghetti with meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. If the cheese starts to get too brown, cover with foil. Cut, serve and enjoy with some hot garlic bread!
** You don't have to add the ground beef if you don't want to, but we like too! And if you don't like cottage cheese like we do, just leave it out and it will taste just fine!