This is my favorite spaghetti pie recipe. Actually, to be really honest, it’s my favorite way to eat spaghetti period. The first time I ordered pasta on a date, I realized that there are very high odds of multiple eating faux-pas that can happen when you’re slurping down…er, I mean ‘delicately eating’ a plate full of noodles and sauce.
There’s the classic ‘can’t get it to stay on my fork’ issue, compounded by accidental slurping, and the ever present saucy rogue noodle that makes a last ditch insult by slapping you in the face. Or maybe that’s just me.
Suffice it to say that years later, and with 2 preschoolers in the house, the messy factor of pasta has gone up exponentially. Enter spaghetti pie. If you’ve never met this delightful dish, then really…this post is a community service.
Spaghetti pie is all of the best things you love about a big heaping plate of spaghetti and meat sauce, BUT without the messy factor, and…AND, the added pleasure of melted cheese, mingled with the flavors of garlic bread.
And: Easy. You know I’m all about easy and quick in the kitchen. There are loads of layered and complex spaghetti pie recipes out there, but this one is just super simple and delicious. So let’s get down to it, and be SURE to stick around and check out all of the awesome Trim Healthy Tuesday link up posts below the printable!
OK…this is what you’ll need to make Spaghetti Pie:
A box of spaghetti (Trim Healthy Mamas, I use Dreamfields now to keep this a low carb S meal), eggs, motz. and parm cheeses, granulated or powdered garlic and onion, and an Italian seasoning blend. I use my Greek dressing spice mix. <kisses fingers>
The first thing you’ll do is to cook up your pasta. While I’m waiting for the water to boil, I usually brown up some ground beef and onions to add to some spaghetti sauce to serve with this. You can also preheat your oven, and endenture someone to toss a salad together. This only takes a minute to stir together, and bakes for only 12 minutes…so it’s really a quick dinner to get on the table.
After you drain the pasta, add in your eggs (or you can sub egg whites to lighten it up), seasonings, and your cheeses, holding back half of the mozzarella.
Blend well, and then dump into a 9×13 pan. I use a fork to smash down the center of the noodle ‘pie’, leaving a rim or crust to hold the…
rest of the CHEESE!
Bake for 12 minutes, or until the cheese gets all melty and bubbly. Ring the dinner bell!
Now I want to eat this. And it’s midnight. I WOULD eat it if I had any in the fridge. I’m thinking of really important reasons…valid reasons to make this right now. It’s the right thing to do.
Stacy, over at Stacy Makes Cents is making her cornbread salad today…you should make that too.
Here is your printable recipe for this simple and DELICIOUS Spaghetti Pie Recipe. It’s a Trim Healthy Mama S recipe:
- 1 box of angel hair noodles (Use Dreamfields if you're a Trim Healthy Mama!)
- 4 eggs, or 1 cup of egg whites
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese
- 3 cups of shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided- you may use light cheese
- 2 Tbls. onion powder
- 2 Tbls. garlic powder
- 2 Tbls. Greek or Italian seasoning blend.
- One recipe of your favorite spaghetti sauce to pour over the top.
- Preheat oven to 350*
- Boil noodles according to package directions and drain.
- Whisk in eggs, Parmesan, 2 cups of grated Mozzarella cheese, and all spices.
- Pour into 9x13 casserole pan, and using a fork, press mixture down in the center, leaving a 1" unpressed border to hold the cheese.
- Spread cheese out over the center of your noodle pie.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and melted, and the noodles are 'set'.
- Serve with a big side salad, and hot sauce to top your spaghetti pie.
P.S. I've used Dreamfield's Pasta for over a year at least prior to starting Trim Healthy Mama, and we love it. It tastes no different than 'normal' pasta, and doesn't give me that 'carb crash' feeling after eating. It doesn't agree with everyone though. If you can't enjoy Dreamfields, please feel free to sub a spaghetti squash for the noodles in a half recipe.