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Easy Heart Healthy Spaghetti Pie Recipe

When it comes to pleasing a hungry bunch, you can’t go wrong with pasta. It is comfort food at its best and very few people shun a hearty meat sauce atop a bed of pasta and topped with a heaping layer of mozzarella cheese.

This spaghetti pie recipe is one of my favorites – and true to my commitment to making good food go together easily, this one is made with a canned pasta sauce so it is a time saver as well.

The full spaghetti pie recipe is listed below and you can use the photo below as a guide to help you achieve great results and rave reviews by your brood of hungry appetites. This version makes a large casserole (9×13), but you can make a smaller version by halving the ingredient measures.

If you are on Weight Watchers, this entree counts for 8 points per serving. Curves Complete program participants can also enjoy this entree as part of their program of approved entrees.

This entree is Curves Complete Approved and is Heart Healthy.

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 32 oz jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 – 12 oz package shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 16 oz container small curd cottage cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook spaghetti on stovetop and drain. (al dente- or “just soft”, it is not necessary to fully cook because noodles will continue to cook in the casserole)
  3. Add butter, eggs, and parmesan cheese to drained noodles.
  4. Pour noodles into a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Spread cottage cheese over noodles.
  6. Cook ground beef, onion, peppers & garlic until done. (Drain excess fat)
  7. Stir spaghetti sauce into meat.
  8. Pour mixture over cottage cheese.
  9. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  10. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes.
Easy Heart Healthy Spaghetti Pie Recipe

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