Easy Spaghetti Pie Casserole
This recipe combines two of my favorite foods – spaghetti and pie! A match made in heaven to be sure and so quick and easy to make, I’m wondering why I haven’t thought of this before?
This is by far the best spaghetti pie recipe you will every make. Just sayin.
A delicious spaghetti ‘pie crust’ topped with a yummy meat sauce, and lots of parmesan ricotta and mozzarella cheese, it doesn’t get much easier. There are lots of great recipes out there, I really like this one from Canadian Living, just click here.
With just Mark and I at home, making a full tray or baking dish of just one recipe doesn’t always make sense. Making mini portions allows us to have individual meals that can be popped into the microwave. Am I right? So we’re making mini spaghetti pie casseroles and using this awesome new mini pie baking tin I just got.
I had some extra ingredients, so I doubled the recipe and also baked a 9″ spaghetti pie – to freeze for one of ‘those’ days, when I don’t feel like cooking a big dinner – 🙂 The mini pies are perfect for lunches and they freeze well too!
I can eat this easy spaghetti pie casserole recipe every day!
- 2 cups cooked spaghetti
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 1/2 tsp butter softened
- 2/3 cup ricotta cheese
- 2 tsp butter
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup diced green pepper
- 1 garlic clove minced add more if you love garlic!
- 6 oz lean ground beef cooked
- 1 cup canned whole tomatoes drained and chopped (reserve juice)
- 2 tsp tomato paste
- 1 cup shredded mozarella cheese
Combine all ingredients for crust
Spray mini pie tin (or 9" pie plate) with non stick cooking spray
spread spaghetti mixture over bottom and up the sides to form a crust
Preheat oven to 350F
Spread ricotta cheese over the bottom of crust and set aside
in a skillet heat butter, add onion, green pepper and garlic and saute until tender
Add beef, tomatoes, reserved liquid, and tomato paste
cook, stirring often until thickened and cooked through
spoon beef mixture over cheese and bake 20 to 25 minutes
Sprinkle each pie with mozzarella cheese and bake until the cheese is melted and begins to brown - about 5 minutes
Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.