Spaghetti Pie

Thursday, July 30, 2015
This is a totally delicious Spaghetti Pie casserole that the kids and adults just loved who cares what shape you make it in.


Personally a pie plate isn't deep enough to get the full experience of Spaghetti Pie so I use a casserole dish and savor the deep dish flavors of this great all in one meal!


It's an American version sometimes referred to as poor man's lasagna.


All in all, it's one of the tastiest and tallest casseroles I have ever made and usually done in a springform pan, but since I didn't have one, my casserole vessel did the trick.


I love the fact that it's packed with delicious cheeses and amazing Italian sauce.


Just be sure to make two because this spin on the classic spaghetti taste more like lasagna and a fun spin on spaghetti plus it can be any shape and cut like a pie!


Homemade Marinara or store-bought sauce will be a compliment in flavor to this casserole on your tables.


Scroll down to the printable recipe card to print off this kid-approved recipe!



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This pie is made in a springform pan, but no problem if you don't have one just put this in a large greased casserole dish and proceed the same way with the spaghetti crust.



The pie is made with spaghetti crust, ricotta, and meat with marinara sauce and the crust will hold together just fine cut into squares, the springform pan is easier to release if you have one.



this is ricotta for spaghetti pie


Pasta Fillings



If you love lasagna or your kids love pasta, this is the perfect all-in-one casserole meal, we like it with both ground beef and sausage but you can make it with or without meat.


The spaghetti crust can be layered with all vegetables instead of pasta or even seafood, so just get creative and adapt the recipe however you like.


this is spaghetti with ricotta on top


Tips

  1. use bottled sauces for faster casseroles
  2. use frozen-thawed and crushed meatballs for more flavor instead of ground beef
  3. when possible use all fresh herbs
  4. don't overcook the pasta
  5. always salt the water
  6. homemade marinara sauce is the best when you're not in a hurry
  7. make this is a very deep casserole dish, springform 10-inch pan, or another baking dish that can accommodate all the ingredients listed



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Ingredients You Will Need

  1. cooked spaghetti
  2. ricotta
  3. pecorino romano cheese
  4. eggs
  5. Italian herb and seasoning
  6. ground beef
  7. marinara or meat sauce






Casseroles




If you love easy recipes, this one is really simple to make whether it's using all homemade ingredients or store-bought it surely will be a big hit.


The kids seem to find this to be a fun meal and I am always happy to see them gobble it up and ask for more, hope your family enjoys this spaghetti pie as much as we all do.



Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti Pie

Yield: 8
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 40 Min
This is a pasta pie made with sausage, ground beef, and ricotta cheese, The pie crust is made using spaghetti as the crust.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 2  large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, basil, and parsley or
  • Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. loose Italian mild or hot sausage
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups marinara
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 1 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease a nonstick casserole pan or an  8” springform pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cook the spaghetti in salted water for 7 minutes  Drain.    
  3. In a large bowl, add the pasta, eggs,  4 tablespoons of Pecorino Romano cheese herbs or seasoning. 
  4. Transfer to prepared springform pan form it like you would a pie crust. 
  5. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil saute the garlic for 1 minute. 
  6. Add ground beef and sausage,  breaking up the meat, and cook until no longer pink, 6 minutes. 
  7. Season with salt and pepper. 
  8. Stir in the marinara sauce and heat for 2 or 3 minutes. 
  9. Spread ricotta over spaghetti crust then pour in meat sauce. 
  10. Top with mozzarella and remaining grated cheese. 
  11. Bake until cheese is melted, about 20 minutes. 

Calories

592.35

Fat (grams)

39.72

Sat. Fat (grams)

15.81

Carbs (grams)

18.42

Fiber (grams)

2.06

Net carbs

16.37

Sugar (grams)

4.96

Protein (grams)

38.49

Sodium (milligrams)

1039.32

Cholesterol (grams)

162.61
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