Friday, January 25, 2013

Bird's Nest Pie.....

This is the ultimate comfort food.  Warm, filling, and absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!  It is way better than plain old spaghetti or lasagna.  In fact, this is my family's favorite meal.  I highly recommend doubling the recipe and freezing the 2nd portion in a disposable pan.  This meal is a hit anywhere I take it....and it is the one recipe that scores straight 10's with the whole family!
Bird's Nest Pie
8 oz. spaghetti noodles
2 eggs beaten
1/3 C. Parmesan cheese
3 TBLS. melted butter
1 TBLS. parsley flakes
1 C. sour cream (I use the light sour cream and you can't tell)
4 oz.  softened cream cheese
1 lb. Italian sausage
1/2 C. chopped onion
6 oz. can Italian tomato paste
1 C. water
1 C. Mozzarella cheese

Cook spaghetti noodles in salted water.  Drain.  Mix warm spaghetti with eggs, Parmesan cheese, butter and parsley.  Press into greased pie plate or 9x13 pan.  Mix sour cream and cream cheese together.  Spread on top of spaghetti crust.  Sprinkle with Mozzarella.  Brown sausage with onion.  Add tomato paste and water.  Simmer 10 minutes.  Pour on top of cheese.  Bake uncovered 45 minutes at 350*.  Top with Mozzarella.

Ben:  10
Becky:  10
Josh:  10
Jake:  10
Ryan:  10