Casseroles

Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti Pie is hearty, cheesy, and such a simple dish to whip up in no time. Slice up and serve for an incredible Italian inspired dish that is a cross between lasagna and baked spaghetti. You can thank me later for this incredible dish. Spaghetti Pie is kid approved, and great for serving up your family or a crowd! 

Do you ever get in that dinner rut? Where it is tacos or spaghetti? Well, I was in that rut and couldn’t think of what to make. I went to work and raided the fridge and pantry and created a Spaghetti Pie that was a creative spin on the classic spaghetti and meat sauce. Boy was it incredible!

Spaghetti Pie - hearty, cheesy and delicious!

Easy Spaghetti Pie

Who doesn’t want an easy recipe to add to their recipe card box, and save back to make time and time again? I know I do! Best of all is this Baked Spaghetti Pie is affordable to make as well. Grab a jar of spaghetti sauce, noodles, ground beef, and a few other supplies, and you are ready to go!

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Spaghetti Pie - hearty, cheesy and delicious!

How Do You Make Spaghetti Pie

Start by cooking your spaghetti as directed on the box.

In a skillet start cooking your ground beef, peppers, and onions, for around 10 minutes.

Stir in that pasta sauce, and seasonings and let it simmer for another 6 minutes to blend the flavors.

Then in a bowl mix your eggs and cottage cheese and spread over the spaghetti that you poured in your pan.

Top with meat mixture, sprinkle with cheese and bake to perfection.

Let cool for 5-10 minutes then slice and serve!

It doesn’t get much easier than this! The full recipe is below with all the amounts of ingredients you need!

How Long Do You Bake Spaghetti Pie

You want to cook your Spaghetti Pie for around 35 minutes or until it is golden brown and bubbly on top. Having that cheese cook up adds even more flavor to this incredible pasta recipe.

Spaghetti Pie - hearty, cheesy and delicious!

Can You Use Ricotta Cheese in Replace of Cottage Cheese in Spaghetti Pie

Absolutely! If you are not a fan of cottage cheese, reach for ricotta. Ricotta cheese is used a lot in lasagna, and it will still give your pasta a rich and creamy texture. We just love cottage cheese, but you are welcome to swap it out, this is a versatile recipe.

Do You Cover Spaghetti Pie When Baking

No, I do not cover my pie when it cooks. I find that getting the cheese golden brown on top adds a lot more flavor. Plus even if a few of the noodles get a little crunchy, it does give it more flavor and character.

Spaghetti Pie - hearty, cheesy and delicious!

My Secret Ingredient in Spaghetti Pie

Chili powder is my secret ingredient. This will add a smokey depth that adds a lot of flavor to your spaghetti pie. I learned about this trick years ago, and never go without adding it in! I have also used taco seasoning, I know it sounds weird but trust me it works! The flavors can’t be beaten, and it leaves people begging for your recipe!

Does Spaghetti Pie Freeze Well

You can indeed freeze any leftovers you have of your Spaghetti Pie. Just wrap up in aluminum foil and place in an airtight container. When you are ready to eat, just thaw in the fridge the night before. Then warm up in a microwave or the oven. If you choose to heat it in the oven, keep your Spaghetti Pie wrapped up in aluminum foil, so it doesn’t try out your pasta as it bakes. Cook until it is warmed through. 

Spaghetti Pie - hearty, cheesy and delicious!

How Long Will Spaghetti Pie Last in Fridge

Your leftovers will store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Anything over that, you will want to toss out, in case it goes wrong. This reheats nicely, and I almost think the flavors get better as it sits! 

Give my Spaghetti Pie recipe a try today! If you are a fan of pasta and love trying new recipes, this might be right up your alley! Simple and easy, doesn’t take too long to bake, and serves a crowd. 

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Spaghetti Pie - hearty, cheesy and delicious!

Yield: 6

Spaghetti Pie

Hearty, cheesy and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 jar of pasta sauce
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375 F. Grease a 10-inch glass pie plate with olive oil. Cook and drain spaghetti and set aside.
  2. Cook beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat for 10 minutes or until beef is brown. Stir in pasta sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook an additional 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Place spaghetti in pie plate.
  4. In a small bowl, stir eggs and cottage cheese until well mixed. Spread evenly over spaghetti. Spoon beef mixture over cottage cheese mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake 35 minutes or until centre is set. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before cutting.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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