Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Make the crust: Mix together
Spaghetti (4 cups)
Butter (1/3 cup)
In a separate bowl, whisk
Large Eggs (2)
Grated Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup)
and mix well.
Pour egg mixture into into spaghetti and butter mixture and mix well.
Spray 2 large muffin pans with cooking spray.
Divide spaghetti mixture evenly into 12 muffin cups. Press spaghetti to form a little nest in each muffin cup.
For the filling, mix together
Cottage Cheese (3/4 cup)
Grated Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup)
Spread cheese mixture over the inside of spaghetti nests.
Make the sauce: Pour
Olive Oil (2 Tbsp)
into pan, add
Lean Ground Beef (1 lb)
Dried Basil (1/2 tsp)
Garlic Powder (1/2 tsp)
Onion Powder (1/2 tsp)
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/2 tsp)
Salt (1/2 tsp)
Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
. If you do have excess fat from the meat, go ahead and drain after it is browned.
Tomato Sauce (1 can)
. Stir and simmer 10 minutes.
Spoon the sauce mixture evenly over spaghetti nests.
Top each with
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (1 cup)
Bake approximately 30 minutes until cheese is lightly browned. Serve warm.