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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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Linda Nelson is a writer, blogger, daytime worker and student at Franklin Pierce University. Her studies are taking up a significant portion of her time while she finishes up her bachelor degree in Accounting for the intent of acquiring her Masters of Science in Accounting. She also has a diverse degree by the additional business courses added to her curriculum along with some Social Services classes. Linda is a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Monadnock Writers Group. She is the author of Along Came Neil, a Young Adult Sweet-romance which is the last book in her Wings from Ashes trilogy released in 2013. Linda is working on other romances, but their release dates are still undetermined. Linda lives in Southern New Hampshire. You can reach Linda at her website lindajnelson.com.

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