Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

From the October/November 2001 issue of Taste of Home, this was a 2nd place winner, credited to Carol Hicks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Add eggs and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-inch deep dish pie plate.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  6. Stir in spaghetti sauce and seasonings.
  7. Bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. Between two pieces of waxed paper, roll out cream cheese into a 7 inch circle.
  10. Place in the crust.
  11. Top with spinach and meat sauce.
  12. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until set.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great supper! My ds made this for supper and we all loved it! The only change we made was using peas instead of spinach (out of spinach) and used only 1/2 of the cream cheese suggested (again all I hand on hand). I think the leftovers will be great for lunches! Thanks for sharing!

5 5

Even better reheated the second day! I used a bag of fresh spinach rather than frozen. I just chopped it and let it wilt in the pan while the sauce simmered. I love recipes like this that are open to interpretation - you can spice it up or not. We did Italian seasoning rather than cajun.

5 5

Honestly, I wish that I could give this more stars. I did not use the creole seasoning. I had a five cheese "Italian" combination which was used in the crust and on top. The flavors blend so nicely. Thanks for posting; off to eat more.