contributed by Janelle Nutter
6 oz spaghetti
2 tbsp butter
1 well beaten egg
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded, plus extra for topping
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 - 3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 diced green pepper (optional)
1 (15 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
Preheat oven to 350.
Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and return to pot. Stir butter, Parmesan cheese and egg into hot spaghetti. Form spaghetti into a "crust" into 10-inch pie plate (or 9x9-inch square baking dish).
While pasta is cooking, brown onions and green pepper in small amount of oil until soft. Add meat and brown. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer until thickened.
Spread cottage cheese over spaghetti crust. Top with meat sauce. Bake 30 minutes. Top with a handful of Mozzarella cheese and let cheese melt. Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting.