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Pantry Power: Beef and Spaghetti Pasta Pie

Beef and Spaghetti Pasta Pie

It’s the fasta pasta!
1/2 lb (250 g) thick Lean Ground Sirloin or Lean Ground Beef*
2 cups (500 mL) prepared spaghetti sauce
2 cups (500 mL) cooked spaghetti pasta
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup (250 mL) EACH drained cottage cheese and frozen peas
1/2 cup (125 mL) thick grated mozzarella cheese

1. Pan-fry:* ground beef until no longer pink in large skillet; drain.

2. Stir: in spaghetti sauce. Add spaghetti, eggs, cottage cheese, and peas. Toss together and transfer to lightly oiled 9-inch (23 cm) glass baking dish.

3. Bake: in 350°F oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella and continue cooking for 15 minutes until cheese melts. Let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges to serve.

*Shortcut: Use 1 cup (250 mL) frozen Big Batch Beef instead of fresh ground beef – skip Step 1.

Pantry Pointers

  • Big Batch Beef: Make Big Batch Beef for ground beef that’s a pantry basic – keep in the freezer for meals in minutes. Sub-in 2 cups Big Batch Beef for 1 lb fresh ground beef in recipes calling for cooked ground beef.
  • Longer Life: Ground Sirloin often comes in packages with extended shelf life – look for a ‘best before’ date stamped on pack. A longer shelf life lets you pick up ground beef on your weekend shop for speedy mid-week meals.
  • In the Jar: A jar of pasta sauce is life saver midweek. Faster than take out: Big Batch Beef + Pasta Sauce + cooked pasta. Available in sodium-reduced varieties.
  • Pasta Power: Leftover cooked pasta need never go to waste. Use in recipes like this one or add beaten eggs, grated cheese and a scoop of Big Batch Beef for a skillet-supper frittata in minutes.
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