Saucy Spaghetti Pie

"This is a kid pleaser and is a great weeknight meal. I've made this the night before to pop in the oven after work. Cut calories and fat by using light cheeses, ground turkey and whole wheat spaghetti."
photo by DuChick photo by DuChick
photo by DuChick
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Ready In:
1 pie




  • Shell: Cook spaghetti according to package directions: drain.
  • Stir in butter or margarine, Parmesan cheese, and eggs.
  • Form spaghetti into a "crust" in a 10 inch pie plate.
  • Sauce: Brown ground beef and onions, drain.
  • Add spaghetti sauce and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Filling: Spread cottage cheese over bottom spaghetti "crust". Top with half the mozzarella cheese and then the sauce mixture.
  • Bake in 350* oven for 30 minutes, topping with the remainder of the cheese during the last 10 minutes of baking.

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  1. nclpalacios
    Soooo Good!
  2. VA3212
    Quick and easy. I added crushed red pepper to mine and italian seasoning to the bottom layer and top after adding the cheese.
  3. Ji11ian
    This was really great!! I used cottage cheese insttead of ricootta (its what I had around) And turned out really greate. It came out as a slice of pie!! Mot goopy or anything, kinda firm but really really good!! Tahnks
  4. ajsatter
    Great recipe and easy to add to. I added dried basil to the "crust" and canned mushrooms to the sauce. Next time I am going to do half ground beef and half sweet italian sausage and add some crushed garlic to the crust. A definite keeper!
  5. bluemoon downunder
    Great recipe, DuChick, and very versatile. Just loved the idea of the spaghetti forming a "crust"! Thank you for sharing it! Clear instructions, and really quick to make. Like Brooke, I used I used fat free cottage cheese and lowfat mozzarella cheese. And I made a few additions to the sauce: an onion, three cloves of garlic, some oregano and thyme and some mushrooms - bought already sliced - and so these additions did not add significantly to the preparation time. I'll be making this again, in smaller containers, and freezing some. Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders 2008.


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