Spaghetti Pie featuring Sicilian

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This recipe is comfort food at its best. I often say "life is better when there is a spaghetti pie is in the freezer." This is a HUGE recipe that can easily be halved. This recipe freezes well making for an easy dinner on a busy night

Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 large onions, diced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 1/2 pounds ground beef (turkey or chicken can be substituted)
1 - 28oz can crushed tomatoes
1 -15oz can tomato sauce
6oz tomato paste
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 pounds spaghetti, cook according to package directions
16 oucnes cottage cheese
16 ounces ricotta cheese
16 ounces cream cheese
16 ounces sour cream

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Prep Time: 
30 minutes
Cook Time: 
60 minutes
Total Time: 
1 hour 30 minutes
Serving size: 
24

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add two tablespoons olive oil and the onion. Sauté for 5 minutes, or until the onions are soft.
3. Add in the butter and ground beef. Cook until no pink is visible, stirring frequently.
4. Stir in the Sicilian seasoning, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste. Bring to a low simmer.
5. Meanwhile prepare the spaghetti and the cheese layers.Toss the cooked spaghetti with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and set aside.
6. In a large bowl, combine the cottage, ricotta, sour cream and cream cheese cheese, mix thoroughly.
7. Use 2 (9x13x2) Pyrex pans or 1 very large lasagna pan (3 to 4 inch sides) for this dish. The finished pie has a total of 6 layers: 1) spaghetti, 2) cheese, 3) meat sauce, 4) spaghetti, 5) cheese 6) meat sauce.
8. Layer 1/2 of the spaghetti on the bottom of the pan(s).
9. Using a spatula, spread 1/2 of the cheese mixture on top of the spaghetti.
10. Spread a little less than 1/2 of the meat sauce on top of the cheese mixture.
11. Repeat steps 8, 9 and 10, finishing the pie with a generous layer of meat sauce.
12. Bake for 60 minutes. Let the pie rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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Recipe Tip:
The pie can be frozen for up to 2 months. For frozen spaghetti pie, simply thaw and cook as above.
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