Adriana's Pasta Pie

Recipe by anchor girl
READY IN: 3hrs 45mins




  • Read directions all the way through first********* Meat Crust: Mix ground beef, parsley, bread crumbs, onion, eggs, 1/2 cup parmesan, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl very gently.
  • Do not overmix.
  • Put mixture into lightly greased 10-inch pie plate or 11" x 7" casserole dish.
  • Shape crust so that it's about 1" thick.
  • Tomato Basil Sauce:
  • In large pot, cook garlic and red pepper flakes in oil on low heat for 4 minutes only.
  • Add tomatoes, paste, water, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, sugar and basil leaves.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Reduce to low heat.
  • Add chunk of Romano cheese and cook for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Filling:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix the filling (3 cups cooked pasta, 1/2 pound mozzarella, 1/2 pound provolone, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and 2 cups tomato basil sauce) in a bowl.
  • Scoop into meat crust.
  • Bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Let cool for at least 15 minutes.
  • Top each slice with tomato basil sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.