Taco Pasta Pie

Total Time
40mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
25 mins

This is different than the regular taco pies. It uses spaghetti as its crust or shell. It’s very good; I hope you decide to try it.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions and return pasta to saucepan.
  2. Add the butter and egg.
  3. Mix well and press into a 10 inch pie pan.
  4. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over the bottom of the crust.
  5. Bake in a 375°F oven for 8-10 minutes.
  6. In a large skillet, sauté the ground beef, onion and green pepper; drain off the fat.
  7. Add the tomato sauce, undrained chili peppers, chili powder and salt; heat through.
  8. Spoon the meat mixture into the spaghetti shell.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle with chopped tomato.
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5 5

while i cant really give a true review of this because i had to use what was on hand which resulted in too many alterations, i am giving this 5 huge stars simply for the theory and the awesome awesome spaghetti "crust". in case anyone is interested in my alterations, i sauteed 4 cloves of garlic with the onion and ground beef and omitted the green pepper. i used taco seasoning instead of chili powder and salt (and thinned the tomato sauce a bit with water to compensate for the thickening caused by the taco seasoning). before adding the meat mixture to the crust i spread a very thin layer of sour cream, then added the meat sauce and topped with dabs of sour cream, diced green chilies and the additional cheese (which i assumed to go on top but wasnt listed in your steps). we loved the way this really formed a pie and held its shape when cut and served. so so good, i wish i had doubled (or tripled) this. the spaghetti crust will serve as a great base for all kinds of thicker meat and/or vegetable sauce toppings - thanks!

5 5

Woohoo! This is awesome! I doubled it & used a 9x13" pan. I am so glad I did because there was 1 scoop left (there are 4 of us). EXCELLENT flavor, very easy. Make sure to post this in the Kid Friendly forum! Made for Cameraless Chef 6/08.