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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About Linda Nelson

Full-time worker by day and a college student/writer by night. Linda is studying Business Management and Social Services while she works on her Bachelor Degree at Franklin Pierce University. Blogging when she can to keep the writing muse growing. In 2010, Linda broke out into writing with her first Contemporary Young Adult novella, Friends of Choice which she later retitled and re-edited in 2013 to, What Karla Wants. Since then she has published two more Contemporary Young Adult novels, one of which is a Sweet Romance, and published two slipstream fantasy novels. Linda is a member of Romance Writers of America since 2012. Watch for her coming new releases.