Saturday, September 19, 2009

Spaghetti Pie

One of my favorite things to do when I get some free time is to surf the web looking for new recipes to try out on my family. Since members of our household tend to have a, how shall I say this, limited palate, this can be kinda tricky. Anyway, a few years ago I stumbled upon a recipe for spaghetti pie (the website is no longer available or I would provide a link to give them credit). Needless to say, this has become one of our family favorites - add a green salad, some toasted sourdough bread, and a glass of red wine, and you've got a deliciously easy dinner.


The fact that spaghetti pie can be made ahead a day ahead makes it a great choice when you know you've got a busy day coming (it also freezes well and can be doubled and baked in a 9x13 pan!). So if you're looking for something new to try on your family, here's the recipe. Enjoy!

Spaghetti Pie
serves 6 - 8

Crust:

6 oz. thin spaghetti, cooked and drained
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 c. butter, melted
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 t. dried basil

Filling:

1/2 pd. ground beef
3/4 pd. Italian sausage
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1 t. sugar
1 t. dried basil
1 t. dried oregano
1/4 c. white wine

Additional ingredients:

1 c. sour cream
6 oz. shredded mozzarella

To make crust, combine spaghetti with other crust ingredients. Chop mixture using a knife or kitchen scissors and press into a lightly greased 10-inch pie pan.

To make filling, cook meats and onion together, drain fat, and stir in remaining filling ingredients; heat thoroughly.

To assemble pie, spread sour cream on crust. Top with meat filling and cover all with mozzarella. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!

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~Lisa

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4 comments:

  1. Yum! Can you send some over?
    Jess~

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  2. Oh, I love spaghetti pie. Your recipe is different than mine, I will have to try it out!

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  3. bit of a twist on thanksgiving pie but oh looks so good I love pasta and recipes like this come see what we shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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