1 28ozcan crushed or diced tomatoesadd another 14 oz if you want a lot of sauce
½cupgrated Parmesan cheese
1lbspaghetticooked to al dente
½cupfresh Mozzarella cheese torn into small pieces
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In large skillet or Dutch oven, brown meat over medium high flame. Remove from pan and set aside.
Heat olive oil over medium high flame in the same pan used for the meat. Sautée onions until soft and translucent. Add garlic, anchovies, crushed red pepper flakes, black pepper and parsley. Stir and heat until anchovies have melted away.
Brown tomato paste in pan, about three minutes while stirring constantly. Add wine to pan and then deglaze, scraping up all the brown bits in the pan. Reduce to half volume. Stir in tomatoes, sugar and salt and then bring to low simmer. Reduce heat to low and stir in reserved meat. Cover and allow to meld for a few hours if possible.
Prepare spaghetti as directed on package. While spaghetti is cooking, add eggs, butter and Parmesan cheese to medium size mixing bowl and stir together. Drain spaghetti and rinse with cold water. Add spaghetti to egg and cheese mixture and stir thoroughly and rapidly.
Apply non-stick coating to casserole pan and then ladle one scoop of sauce and evenly distribute on bottom of pan. Evenly distribute spaghetti in pan. Using back of spoon, spread cottage cheese over spaghetti. Cover cottage cheese layer with sauce (reserving some if you made extra) and then sprinkle fresh Mozzarella cheese on top.
Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes and then garnish with additional parsley and cheese if desired, serve with optional reserved sauce.
As with all recipes,follow your own tastes preferences and therefore make this one your own. We used about 1.5 cups of cottage cheese simply because we had it on hand. If you don't care for cottage cheese then consider using ricotta. Most people can't even tell there is cottage cheese in this recipe and thus we arrive at our next commentary note...If you think that don't like anchovies then you just need to try this recipe, with the anchovies! They add depth as well as structure to a tomato sauce and therefore in the end you'll never believe how good it is. This is one of our kids' favorite meals but of course we don't share this one secret ingredient with them! you think?