Spaghetti Pie


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

Spaghetti Pie
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 4 ounce dried spaghetti

  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 8 ounce ground beef or bulk Italian sausage

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • ½ cup chopped green sweet pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese, drained

  • ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 (per serving)

270 Calories
11g Fat
20g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 500mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 161.5mg 12%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 211mg 4%
Folate, total 48.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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