I love these recipes. One is really easy and the other is a little more work. Either way they are both really good. The second pie has a crust made of spaghetti. I know it is really different but great for company if teens will be around doing homework or unexpected company. I have found however when I make spaghetti, I double the sauce so when I warm it up, you have extra sauce to make up for when I warm it up the next time. You can pour it over the spaghetti. Or warm it up over the stove so if any one wants extra sauce or you need some, you will have it.
Ok, while you are cooking your hamburger, your spaghetti can be cooking away.
Add to large skillet: Hamburger, onion and pepper, cook until everything is done (hamburger is not pink and onion and pepper are soft). Drain spaghetti. Add eggs, Romano cheese, and butter. Mix well. Place in 13x9x2 inch baking dish (I use the largest pie pan). Top with cottage cheese. Spread sauce mixture then shredded cheese over top, do not cover.
Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Bake 20 minutes or until cheese melts. Or in a crock pot on low (10 hours). If using crock pot, add cheese later, about 1 hour before spaghetti is done. Keep watch on the cheese so you will know when it is melted and dinner is ready.
You can have a salad and Italian bread with this and it really is great, a great dinner.
Cook spaghetti according to directions. Drain. Combine hot spaghetti, butter, Parmesan cheese and eggs in a large bowl. Transfer to a 10 inch greased pie plate. Using your fingers, form a crust; set aside.
In a skillet, cook beef, onion and green pepper until beef is cooked and vegies are tender; Drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, oregano and garlic salt. Heat through. Pour over cottage cheese layer.
Preheat oven, 350 degrees F. Bake uncovered for twenty minutes or until set.Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Makes 6 servings. Enjoy!
By Darlene from Fairview, PA
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