Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Yummmmmy Spaghetti Bake

If your looking for the perfect dish to surprise your families taste buds or have any kind of gathering coming up, look no further! It's your lucky day and this dish is it!!
I found it forever ago in I think a Taste of Home Magazine. I have the little card!
I usually double the batch and have one for dinner that night and pop one in the freezer!
Get ready to share the recipe because people will be asking for it!! Here ya go...

What you will need:
1/2 pound ground beef {ya know, hamburger!}
1 small package sausage 1 lb.
1 jar meatless spaghetti sauce (26oz)
2 eggs
16 oz spaghetti noodles (not thin!)
1/3c grated Parmesan cheese
5 Tbsp Melted butter
16 oz small curd cottage cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella
Small carton sliced mushrooms (optional)
First: Start water boiling and boil 16oz of regular size spaghetti. While that's cooking 3/4 of the way... {do not cook it completely or it turns soggy when you bake it}

Brown 1/2 pound of ground beef and one package sausage. I use good 'ol Jimmy Deans. Add 1/2 carton of sliced mushrooms half way through cooking. Your noodles should be done now...drain them. In a bowl melt 5 Tbsp butter. Add 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese and two eggs. Pour the drained noodles in and mix, toss and set aside.

When your hamburger/sausage/mushroom mix is completely cooked, drain and put back in the skillet. Pour in almost all of one jar (26oz)of spaghetti sauce. Any kind you choose. I prefer a traditional with nothing chunky in it.

The sauce you saved will go on the bottom of your 9x13 to keep the goods from sticking.

Now, grab your noodles and place 1/2 in the bottom of your baking dish.

On top of the noodles place 1/2 of your saucy meat mixture.

On the meat mixture sprinkle 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese and 1/2 carton of cottage cheese 8oz. {trust me, it's good} Repeat the process.
Place it in the oven @350 for 40 min. covered!
Uncover and bake another 20 min. more.

I promise this is so yummy! It's great as left overs too!