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Who Ever Heard of Spaghetti Pizza Pie?

Spaghetti spiral splayed.
Spaghetti spiral splayed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

People come up with the darndest recipes. Some of them make me shake my head others like this recipe, make me shake my head until I sit down to eat. I wasn’t too sure at first. Just the thought of eating a spaghetti pie didn’t make my mouth water. Surprisingly, this was pretty tasty. It could be called a poor man’s lasagna. This dish was quite filling too. You could make probably half the recipe if you are making it for three or fewer people.

 

Spaghetti Pizza Pie

Ingredients
12 ounces spaghetti, cooked, 1/2 cup cooking water reserved
1 small yellow onion, chopped finely
1 pound ground turkey, or beef
1 cup tomato paste, divided
3 large eggs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt to taste

Instructions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large skillet, saute those onions until they are soft.
Add your ground meat and 3/4 cup of the divided tomato paste. (This is probably when you would divide the paste.)
Don’t forget to cook your pasta.
Add half of the reserved pasta water and stir well.
Season with the salt to taste.
You want the consistency to be similar to thick Bolognese sauce.
Add more cooking water if needed.
In a large bowl, mix the cooked pasta, eggs, parmesan cheese, the mozzarella, and the rest of the tomato paste.
Grease a 9 or 10-inch pie plate with olive oil. We needed to use two pie plates. The mixture wouldn’t fit all in one.
Spread half the meat mixture over the bottom of the pan. Add the spaghetti and press it down to make it level.
Top with the remaining ingredients and sprinkle any leftover mozzarella cheese on top.
Bake the pie for about 30 – 35 minutes.
Let the pie cool for about 10 minutes before cutting.
Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter. ( We had success with the pizza cutter.)

 

 

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Author:

Linda Nelson is a YA Contemporary, Fantasy, and Romance author. She published her first work, Friends of Choice, in 2010 and wrote her first YA Romance, Along Came Neil, in 2013, after joining RWA at the request of a friend. When she isn't creating dramatic situations for her Contemporary characters, she's most likely playing tug with her pup, Keelaa, the pup with the razor sharp teeth. You can visit her at www.lindajnelson.com.