Friday, June 10, 2011

Spaghetti pie

This is 1 of my all-time fave recipes. 1 of my friends had a baby a few weeks ago & we have a thing in our Mom group where we make new moms meals. I chose this & they loved it. Even her picky eater.

photo via Mr. Food

Spaghetti pie from Mr. Food

Serves: 6

Cooking Time: 30 min

1/2 pound cooked spaghetti
2 tablespoons olive oil OR melted butter
2 large eggs, well beaten
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1.Preheat oven to 350°F.

2.In a large bowl, toss spaghetti with olive oil.

3.In a small bowl, combine eggs and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Stir into spaghetti then pour into a lightly greased 10-inch pie plate, and form into a "crust." Spread ricotta evenly over crust, but not quite to edge, and top with spaghetti sauce.

4.Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes then top with shredded mozzarella and bake 5 more minutes, or until cheese melts.

5.Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Cool 10 minutes before slicing into wedges.

Timesaving Tips

•When you're making spaghetti for your family, plan ahead and make an extra 1/2 pound for this recipe.

•This is a great make-ahead dish: Just assemble and freeze it without cooking. Thaw then bake just before serving.

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