We thought this was good. I had cut the recipe in half, because I only wanted one pie, but ended up with enough spaghetti & meat filling to fill 2 pies. I had extra ricotta, so I just made a 2nd pie and froze it. I usually use a different recipe, but wanted to try a different one. Hubby definitely liked this one better. I prefer the other one, only because that recipe mixes the ricotta in with the spaghetti mixture. Hubby definitely prefers the flavor of the layering effect. All in all, we all really enjoyed it, even my 2 year old who does not like much of anything at dinnertime. If he eats it, it means the recipe is truly a great one. Thanks for sharing it.
This got an enthusiastic thumbs up from all 6 diners, including my Italian-American mom. Even my DH, who sometimes complains that we eat too much Italian-style food, loved this. What's not to like? Simple, easy, fast, cheap broad appeal and yummy. I did sub cottage cheese for the ricotta because that's all I had. I used a good quality jar sauce, fresh basil and parsley, and fresh mozzarella. I had some leftover loose mild italian sausage so I mixed that with 1/2 lb of ground beef. My kids were soaking up the juice with their bread. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, it's a keeper!
Hearty, satisfying family meal. Thank you for sharing!
My boys ate and ate and ate this and asked me if I could have it again so this has been added to our favorites! So easy to prepare and delicious too! What more could a busy mom ask for?
I already have a spaghetti pie recipe in my collection, but I wanted to try a different one. I'm so glad I did...this is great!! Spaghetti made a nice firm "crust", and it was very flavorful. I didn't have ricotta or cottage cheese, so I substituted sour cream, and it worked out just as well. Thanks for posting!! Will definitely make again.
It was so good! My kid who is so hard to please loved it and it was simple too. All the dishes are cleaned by the time its ready to come out of the oven. Thats my kind of meal, good and easy clean up!
This was really really good. I cooked this for my parents and my husband and 20-month-old, and everyone loved it. The only complaint I have is that I didn't need 1 pound of spaghetti, not even half of that for two pie pans, and I couldn't freeze the spaghetti after it was covered in egg and parmasen, so that was kind of a waste.
Even the younger kids loved this pie! I will be making this again soon at the request of my boys! Doesn't take long to make and serve!
This was a great hit at our house! I altered the recipe a little for what I had on hand. I was out of cottage cheese for the egg mixture so I used 1/2 c. sour cream and 1/3 c. half-n-half, 1/3 c. parmesan cheese, 1 tsp. italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 c. of the spaghetti sauce and added the 1 tsp. of sugar to the egg (used 2 eggs) mixture instead. I added 1/3 c. parmesan cheese layer (thin) in between spaghetti and sauce and used sausage instead of ground beef. My kids loved it and put in orders for more! I can't wait to taste the difference with cottage cheese vs. my concoction in my next batch. They loved this and so did I. Definitely will become a OAMC dish for us! This is a nice change to our regular spaghetti dinner and not much more effort. Thank you Linda!
My kids and I finished up a whole pie in one sitting. It was that good! I used canned sauce, and just added in some spices to make it nice and spicy, then made it following the directions. Even though it has all the ingredients that you get when you make spaghetti, somehow making it this way was like eating something different and we loved it! I look forward to making your homemade sauce and trying it. I'm sure it will be extra special with your sauce Linda!