Frugal Foodie Mama: Pinspiration in the Kitchen- Baked Spaghetti

Friday, April 13, 2012

Pinspiration in the Kitchen- Baked Spaghetti

Pinterest has inspired me to try new recipes. Not once a month, or just for special occasions.  But every single week.  My husband and son are often my taste testers, giving me a thumbs up or down for each new recipe I put on their plates.  I have decided to start sharing my "winning" Pinterest inspired recipes once a week on my blog- Pinspiration in the Kitchen.  When I try a recipe and it is deemed a winner, I repin it to my Recipes I MUST Make Again... & Again board.  Feel free to click on the link and start following my board.

This week's winner is Baked Spaghetti pinned from

To make this recipe a little healthier I used low fat cottage cheese, whole grain spaghetti, and just 2 cups of mozzarella instead of the 4 cups suggested in the recipe.  We found that the 2 cups of mozzarella was plenty.  4 cups may have been overkill.  

This dish was a hit with us all around.  Delicious and easy, and it made a big enough pan that I was able to freeze half of it for a another dinner in the near future.  This would also be a great dish to bring to a potluck or a family gathering, or to make ahead and freeze.

To go directly to this pin for repinning, click here-


  1. DROOL. I wish I were your neighbor, for many reasons.

    Can you do a post about freezing? About rules for freezing and reheating? I always make too much, and I never freeze it because I'm scared I'll ruin it by doing it wrong.

  2. Hey Audrey! I could do a post about freezing, but I don't really do anything too special. I just use freezer safe containers and freezer bags. I wait for the food to cool so it is no longer steaming, and then put the food in a freezer container or bag, use a sharpie to label and date it, and then pop it in the freezer. I try to use my freezer meals within a month and a half. BTW, I use the Great Value freezer containers & bags from Walmart- less than $2 a package and they work great! I bought a pack of 4 of their large freezer containers in January and have used them over and over. Haven't had to buy new ones yet- frugal! ;)


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