Friday, September 24, 2010

Spaghetti Pie

In honor of my first post here on Pie Hole, I thought it only fitting to post a pie recipe! Now, if you're expecting a dessert recipe...look elsewhere. I've never been a fan of traditional fruit pies, I prefer my pies with chocolate, but that's for another day. Today's pie is a savory pie. I've learned that my kids will eat just about anything in the shape of a pie or a mini muffin. I found this recipe on http://www.weelicious.com/, and stuck pretty close with the instructions given, but this is so versatile. The combinations of meat and/or veggies is endless. This was a huge hit at my house and. So much so that when I asked for dinner requests for the next night, one of them was..."Spaghetti Pie?"


Spaghetti Pie (Serves 6)

8 oz Spaghetti, cooked (about 1/2 a package)
2 Large Eggs, whisked
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese, divided
1 Lb Ground Turkey (you could also use ground beef or chicken)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tsp Onion Powder
2 Cups Marinara Sauce
1 Cup Ricotta Cheese
1/2 Tsp Italian Herbs
1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, grated

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Place the cooked spaghetti in a bowl and coat with 1 tbsp of olive oil.

3. Combine the eggs and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Add mixture to the spaghetti and mix.

4. Place the spaghetti mixture into a greased deep-dish pie plate and spread to make a “pie crust”.

5. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and cook the ground turkey, salt, garlic and onion powder for 5 minutes or until the meat is cooked through.

6. Pour the marinara sauce over the meat and stir to combine.

7. In a bowl stir the Ricotta cheese, the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and Italian herbs to combine.

8. Spread the Ricotta/Parmesan cheese mixture over the pasta, then layer the marinara mixture and finally, top with 1 cup of mozzarella.

9. Place dish on a sheet pan and bake for 30 minutes.

10. Cool, cut into wedges and serve.



Behold...Spaghetti Pie.





One satisfied customer!





Yummy, cheesy goodness!


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