Easy Spaghetti Pie Recipe
A fantastic way to use up leftover spaghetti and sauce! This Easy Spaghetti Pie recipe is a family favorite, so simple to make and a fun twist to the usual spaghetti and meatballs dinner. Great for entertaining, too!
So, remember how I kept wishing and wishing for snow….then it finally happened but not in the amount I had wished for? Well, I’m over it. It happened…the weather is frigid and the snow is brown. It’s supposed to get warmer in the next few days which will turn the snow into slush and the entire yard will be a slop-fest. I’m sure it will get cold again, it’s only the middle of the winter…after all, but I’m soooooo ready for spring. I’m tired of the cold and gray days…..and certainly tired of putting boots on the dog before he goes outside. But it definitely gives me a good excuse to whip up some comfort food like this Easy Spaghetti Pie recipe that I remember from my childhood. Like I need an excuse to cook up some comfort food…I, seriously, can’t believe I even said that. 🙂
We ate a ton of spaghetti growing up and there were always leftovers in the fridge. I wasn’t a big leftover fan (and I don’t think my mom was either) because spaghetti would either end up in the trash or morphed into something a little different like a fun frittata or Spaghetti Pie. It was always a pleasant surprise to see Spaghetti Pie on the table, it’s just so impressive with the crispy edges and melty cheese blanketing the top. And since it was a pie shape, everyone got exactly the same proportion of ingredients served on their plate. No fighting over who had more cheese and who had more meat.
I love to serve this Easy Spaghetti Pie recipe when entertaining because it’s a great dish to assemble in advance…since it’s kind of like leftovers revamped even if you’re cooking everything when you make it. Then you can just throw it in the oven right before serving, remove from the pan and serve while your guests “ooooh and ahhhhh”. It’s fantastic served with a simple salad and a bit of crusty bread.
And the best part about this Easy Spaghetti Pie recipe is you can use whatever ingredients you have on hand. If you’re not a fan of ground beef, use turkey or sausage. Or leave out the meat entirely for a completely meat-free dinner. Add mushrooms, peppers or broccoli, if you want. It’s great when using this leftover Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (if you even HAVE leftovers) or to use up the rest of your Vodka Sauce. Throw in a little extra cheese (that’s what I usually do) and enjoy a totally decadent meal without slaving away all night long. The pie is yours!
Easy Spaghetti Pie Recipe
- 1 pound spaghetti
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 cup diced onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 1/2 cups marinara sauce
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 3 large Eggland's Best eggs
- 1 cup grated Parmesan
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella