Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Food Food Food ~ Spaghetti Pie ???

What the heck is spaghetti pie? I better Google it.

"Spaghetti pie is the perfect dish for a kid friendly weeknight dinner or to serve to a group of hungry guests. This spaghetti pie recipe pulls together all of the best aspects of a comforting Italian classic – pasta – cheese, a zesty meat sauce, and more cheese! Serve with a green salad tossed with Italian vinaigrette dressing and a loaf of warm garlic bread. After all, when it comes to spaghetti pie, it’s all about no fuss basics!"

Spaghetti Pie

PREP TIME 30 minutes
COOK TIME 30 minutes
SERVINGS 6 servings
AUTHOR Holly Nilsson

This spaghetti pie recipe pulls together all of the best aspects of this Italian classic - pasta - cheese, meat sauce, and more cheese!


1 cup mozzarella cheese

Spaghetti Crust
6 ounces spaghetti
2 tablespoons butter
2 eggs
½ cup Parmesan cheese

Cheese Layer
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons parsley
½ teaspoon dried basil or 1 tablespoon fresh

Meat Sauce
1 pound ground beef
½ small onion diced
14 ounces tomatoes diced, drained
2 cups pasta sauce

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cook spaghetti and drain. Toss with butter. Stir in eggs and parmesan cheese.
Place spaghetti in a greased deep dish pie plate. Press to form a crust.
Combine ricotta cheese, parsley and basil. Spread mixture over spaghetti.
Brown beef and onion until no pink remains. Drain any fat. Add tomatoes and pasta sauce. Simmer 10 minutes or until thickened. Spread over ricotta cheese.
Bake 20-25 minutes. Top with mozzarella and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

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