Spicy Italian Spaghetti Pie Recipe

Michele's Spaghetti Pie

Looking for a Spaghetti Pie Recipe? Jackpot! Michele Romano’s Top Secret Recipe for Spaghetti Pie is yours! A little spice makes this dish hard to put down once you are full. In fact it has recently been referred to as addicting! It is quick and easy to make especially if you have spaghetti sauce left over from a previous meal or you have sauce prepared ahead of time. That is when I usually make spaghetti pie.

This pasta recipe yields two deep dish pies or one 9 x 13 baking dish. It can certainly feed a hungry bunch. Serve with garlic bread and a fresh green salad with Geeg’s tangy artichoke dressing.

Another delicious alternative to ground beef is using ground chicken to make this scrumptious spaghetti pie!

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Spaghetti Pie Recipe

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried red chilies (optional)
  • 1 – 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 3 tomato paste cans water
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 – 14 oz (398 ml) can tomato sauce
  • 1 – 28 oz (796 ml) can whole tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese

Sauce Preparation

  1. Fry ground beef well in olive oil, add onions, garlic and spices.
  2. Fry tomato paste blending thoroughly with ground beef.
  3. Stir in tomato paste cans of water and chicken broth.
  4. Add tomato sauce and bring to a slow simmer.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and juice
  6. Sprinkle in salt and parmesan cheese.
  7. Simmer sauce for 2 hrs, stirring occasionally.

Pasta Preparation

  1. 375 grams of spaghettini (enough for 9 x 13 baking or lasagna dish).
  2. 2 tbsp butter
  3. Boil until al dente (firm)
  4. Drain, quick warm rinse, stir in butter, let cool.

Cheese Mixture and Prep

  • 3-1/2 cups (750 gram container) cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh Italian parsley or fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups of sauce (more or less depending on amount of pasta cooked)
  • 2 cups marble, mozzarella or Italiano four cheese blend (For Top)

Putting It All Together

  1. In a large bowl, mix together cottage cheese, eggs and parmesan cheese.
  2. Add in green pepper, green onions, parsley or basil.
  3. Stir in garlic powder and salt.
  4. Add 4 cups meat sauce (should be quite saucy).
  5. Toss pasta in until mixed well.
  6. Pour into baking or lasagna dish.
  7. Spread a thin layer of sauce over top.
  8. Cover top with cheese of your choice.
  1. Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered for 30 – 40 minutes or until cheese turns golden brown and pie is heated through.
  2. Remove from oven, let set for 10 min, cut into squares.

PrepTime: 40 min
Cooktime: 2.5 hrs
Serves: 8

Live long & Mangia!

Some Nutritional Facts for this Spaghetti Pie Recipe

Chilli peppers have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals. They contain an impressive list of plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties.

Garlic lowers cholesterol levels and blood sugar which helps prevent heart attack and stroke. When crushed, raw cloves releases allicin, which has been shown to be a more potent antibiotic than penicillin and tetracycline.