Mr. Food: Spaghetti Pie

Mr. Food

Serves: 6

Cooking Time: 30 min

Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 10-inch pie plate with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, toss spaghetti with olive oil. In a small bowl, combine eggs and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Stir into spaghetti then pour into prepared pie plate, and form into a "crust."  Spread ricotta evenly over crust, but not quite to edge, and top with spaghetti sauce.

  3. Bake uncovered 25 minutes, then top with mozzarella; bake 5 more minutes, or until cheese melts.

  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining 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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