This month's Crazy Cooking Challenge is spaghetti! I love pasta, so I knew it was one I would really enjoy. The only requirements were that we use spaghetti (not ziti or other pasta shapes), and red sauce. I found a great recipe for Spaghetti Pie from That Skinny Chick Can Bake, and decided to make it. I'm from New York and have never even heard of Spaghetti Pie, but it looks yummy!
-8 oz (or 1/2 package) spaghetti noodles
-1/4 to 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (I used a handful and didn't actually measure)
-8 oz sour cream
-1 package Gimme Lean ground beef style (or 1 pound of real ground beef)
-1/2 jar tomato sauce (I used Ragu)
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
|Egg and Parmesan mixture|
-Cook and cool spaghetti noodles. Heat Gimme Lean in about a tablespoon of oil until it is lightly browned and crumbly.
|Sour cream on top|
|Gimme Lean (or beef)|
I did change a few things from the original recipe. Firstly, I used vegetarian meat because I don't eat beef. I also used 3 eggs instead of 2 because the spaghetti in the picture of the original recipe looked a little dry, and I was afraid the noodles would get crunchy, and then my kids would refuse to eat it. It turned out really well. The pasta wasn't dry at all, and it was a totally new take on spaghetti for me. My kids loved it, and my boyfriend thought it was so good, he ate half the casserole dish. We will definitely be making this again.
|Baked and bubbly-yum|