Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spaghetti Pie


This month's Crazy Cooking Challenge is spaghetti!  I love pasta, so I knew it was one I would really enjoy.  The only requirements were that we use spaghetti (not ziti or other pasta shapes), and red sauce.  I found a great recipe for Spaghetti Pie from That Skinny Chick Can Bake, and decided to make it.  I'm from New York and have never even heard of Spaghetti Pie, but it looks yummy!


Ingredients:
-8 oz (or 1/2 package) spaghetti noodles
-3 eggs
-1/4 to 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (I used a handful and didn't actually measure)
-8 oz sour cream
-1 package Gimme Lean ground beef style (or 1 pound of real ground beef)
-1/2 jar tomato sauce (I used Ragu)
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella

Egg and Parmesan mixture
Directions:-Preheat oven to 350
-Cook and cool spaghetti noodles.  Heat Gimme Lean in about a tablespoon of oil until it is lightly browned and crumbly.

Sour cream on top
-Add spaghetti to a 9 inch pie plate (or a 1 1/2 quart oval dish-I have no pie plates).  In a small bowl, mix eggs and Parmesan together.  Pour over noodles and mix so noodles are coated.

Gimme Lean (or beef)
 -Add sour cream on top, followed by the Gimme Lean, the sauce, and finally, the mozzarella cheese.

sauce layer
-Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Cheesy

I did change a few things from the original recipe.  Firstly, I used vegetarian meat because I don't eat beef.  I also used 3 eggs instead of 2 because the spaghetti in the picture of the original recipe looked a little dry, and I was afraid the noodles would get crunchy, and then my kids would refuse to eat it.  It turned out really well. The pasta wasn't dry at all, and it was a totally new take on spaghetti for me.  My kids loved it, and my boyfriend thought it was so good, he ate half the casserole dish.  We will definitely be making this again.

Baked and bubbly-yum




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10 comments:

  1. Glad you found a spaghetti dish you loved so much! I really need to try baked spaghetti!
    #29

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  2. You totally got me with the sour cream. Looks amazing!!

    I hope you'll stop by and visit my CCC - #75 Spaghetti Pie

    :)
    ButterYum

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  3. I love all the cheese! This looks delicious :)

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  4. Looks and sounds great1 Always a plus when everyone in the house eats it.

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  5. Thanks for sharing the recipe; I'll take sour cream in pretty much anything! Looks great :) (Stopping by from CCC #20)

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  6. I had never heard of spaghetti pie either and I am italian. I have made a version a while back and will try this one for sure. LIke the low fat option/meatless for families that are staying away from meat stopping by from CCC #80

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  7. Wondering if I could get my kids to eat Spaghetti Pie - it looks SO COOL! (Just FYI... your Crazy Cooking Button has disappeared too... or is not working) !

    Thanks for participating!

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  8. The best thing about spaghetti is the easy substitutes to meet our likes. Glad to hear your simple changes turned out delish. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Easy Spasgna.

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  9. Looks delicious and your substitutions sound perfect.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry: Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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