• 39 Ratings

This hearty spaghetti casserole recipe makes dinner a snap on busy weeknights. Using cottage cheese helps keep it low-fat.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

30 mins
20 mins at 350°


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  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain.

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  • Return spaghetti to warm saucepan. Stir butter into hot pasta until melted. Stir in egg and Parmesan cheese; set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, in a medium skillet cook ground beef, onion, sweet pepper, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain. Stir in tomato sauce and oregano; heat through.

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  • Coat a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Press spaghetti mixture onto bottom and up sides of pie plate, forming a crust. Spread cottage cheese on the top and up the sides of pasta crust. Spread meat mixture over cottage cheese. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.

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  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. To serve, cut into wedges.

Nutrition Facts

270 calories; total fat 11g; saturated fat 6g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 76mg; sodium 500mg; potassium 211mg; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 1g; sugar 3g; protein 21g; vitamin a 0RE; vitamin a 340IU; vitamin c 10mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 3mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 48mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 162mg; iron 2mg.


39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
I have the original recipe card from 1980 from my Grandmother. I made it for the first time last night and even my picky 8 year old loved it! It came out exactly like the photo on the card.
Rating: 5 stars
If you cover the spaghetti with tin foil it does not get crunchy while baking
Rating: Unrated
I am so glad I still have the original Better Home and Gardens Recipe Card Library, 1980, with this recipe. It is still the BEST one yet. I've cooked it with Italian sausage or a mix of beef and sausage or just beef, and it comes out great each time. The newer recipes do not do it justice for this all-time family favorite and classic. It's a keeper.
Rating: Unrated
This has been my favorite family recipe for over 15 years. I had a cookbook and couldn't find it. I am so glad I found it on-line. It is the easier version of lasagna and my family loves it.