Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti-Pie done

As a promise to Rylan, I did not make anything with peanut butter in in this Sunday for church.  (He still would not eat it, so picky!) This is one of my favorite recipes.  I  made it with ground beef this time, but in the past I’ve also made it with hot Italian sausage and that was really good too.  This recipe goes great with a tossed salad and garlic bread.  I usually make this in a pie dish, but I decided to double the recipe and made it in a 9×13 pan, which serves 16 people. If you want to make it in a pie dish, just halve the recipe below.

spaghetti ingredients

You’ll also need melted butter or olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning which I forgot to include in this picture.

brown meat

Season and brown meat.  I added salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.

cook and drain spaghetti

Cook 1 lb of spaghetti and drain.

beat eggs and cheese

Beat eggs and Parmesan cheese.

add egg mix to spaghetti

Add butter or olive oil (whichever you prefer) to spaghetti and toss.  Add egg and cheese mixture to spaghetti and mix.

form into crrist

Add spaghetti to a greased 9×13 pan and press down, forming a crust.

spread ricotta

Spread ricotta over the spaghetti crust.

mix sauce with meat

Mix spaghetti sauce with your browned and seasoned meat.

spread sauce

Spread sauce mixture over ricotta layer and bake uncovered for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

sprinkle mozzarella cheese

Remove from oven and sprinkle 1-2 cups of shredded Mozzarella cheese.  Bake for 10 minutes, uncovered, or until cheese is melted.

bake in oven and add mozzarella

Remove from oven.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.  Let sit 10 minutes before cutting.

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Spaghetti Pie (Source: MrFood.com)

Ingredients:

1 lb cooked spaghetti

1 lb cooked ground beef ( I used 90% lean)

4 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil

4 large eggs, well beaten

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese plus additional for sprinkling on top

16 oz ricotta cheese

2 cups spaghetti sauce

1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a9x13 dish with cooking spray.
Brown 1 lb ground beef and season.
Cook and drain 1 1b spaghetti.
In a large bowl, toss spaghetti with olive oil or melted butter.
In a small bowl, combine eggs and 1 cup Parmesan cheese.
Stir into spaghetti then pour into prepared dish, and form into a “crust.”
Spread ricotta evenly over crust, but not quite to edge.
Mix cooked beef into spaghetti sauce.
Top ricotta layer  with spaghetti and meat sauce.
Bake uncovered 25 minutes, then top with mozzarella; bake 5-10 more minutes, or until cheese melts.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Cool 10 minutes before slicing into wedges.
Nutritional Information for 1/16 of a Serving:
Calories:  350
Fat: 22 grams
Carbohydrates: 16 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 22 grams
Weight Watchers Points Plus Per 1/16 Of Recipe: 9 Weight Watchers Points Plus

 

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