CRUSTLESS SPAGHETTI PIE Recipe
BY: ROBIN FROM BIG RED KITCHEN
Try a classic Italian dish in a new form. Crustless Spaghetti Pie is a baked spaghetti casserole. Spaghetti noodles serve as the "crust" and they surround rich ricotta cheese and smoky meat sauce. Top with mozzarella cheese for extra flavor.
6 ounces spaghetti
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
2 eggs, well beaten
1 pound ground beef or Italian sausage out of the casings
1/2 cup onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup (8 ounces) ricotta cheese
1 Cup spaghetti sauce
1 Cup mozzarella cheese, divided
a. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
b. Cook spaghetti and drain.
c. In a large bowl mix spaghetti with butter, Parmesan cheese, and eggs. Stir quickly and well. Form spaghetti mixture into a crust in a greased pie plate.
d. In a skillet over med-high heat cook beef or sausage, onions, and garlic until meat is browned and onions translucent. Drain off extra grease and stir in spaghetti sauce. Heat through. Spread ricotta over spaghetti crust and top with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Top with meat mixture and top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
e. Bake for 20 minutes.