Sunday, January 2, 2011

Impossible Lasagna Pie

The "Impossible Pies" from Bisquick were very popular in the late 70's and early 80's.  I still enjoy them today but often don't think about them unless leafing through my recipes.

This is an easy and delicious dinner that resembles a quiche.
Serve with a salad and, of course, garlic bread.

1/2 cup small curd cottage cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 pound ground beef, cooked, drained

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves

1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

1 cup milk

2 eggs

2/3 cup Bisquick Baking Mix

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 10-inch pie plate.

Layer cottage cheese and Parmesan cheese in plate. Mix cooked beef, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, the oregano, basil and tomato paste; spoon evenly over top. Beat milk, eggs, baking mix, salt and pepper until smooth, 15 seconds in blender on high or 1 minute with hand beater. Pour into plate. Bake until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.

Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cool 5 minutes.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.