Layered Pasta Ricotta Pie

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is such a beautiful dinner! I especially like making it around the holidays cuz the layers are basically red, and green. But it's great any time! A good way to sneak in some vegies for the kids.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Break vermicelli into thirds and cook,& drain.
  2. Saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Mix with vermicelli, 1/2 Cup Romano and 1 egg.
  3. Press into bottom of well greased 9" springform pan.
  4. Mix 2 egg yolks, ricotta, spinach, and 1/2 cup romano.
  5. Spread over pasta layer.
  6. Beat 2 egg whites till stiff. Fold in 1 1/2 cups pasta sauce.Pour on top.
  7. Bake at 350º 50-60 minute till set.
  8. Let stand at least 10 minutes before cutting.
  9. Garnish with heated leftover sauce and parsley sprigs.
Most Helpful

4 5

This is such an easy dish to put together quickly, looks beautiful, and everyone loves it. I've been making this for years.

4 5

Very nice! I would have given this 5 stars, but my husband didn't like it. It looked beautiful coming out of the springform pan, and sliced very nicely, even though I messed up and put almost the whole jar of sauce in with the egg whites instead of 1.5 cups! I added roasted garlic into the ricotta mixture and loved the flavor it gave. The topping is very interesting, like a tomato souffle and I can't wait to serve this to my vegetarian friends. Best of all, it uses pantry ingredients and was a snap to put together. Thanks!

5 5

I made this exactly as described, no changes and it was wonderful. The DH and kids liked it.Thanks for a wonderful recipe!