Monday, April 20, 2015

Spaghetti Pie







We like spaghetti and I like this variation of it.... I like to use casseroles which save time, so this is spaghetti in casserole and we call it  Spaghetti Pie. The nice thing is that it can be made ahead and then it just bakes for a bit.


To start out, just cook spaghetti noodles like you normally would cook them. When done, drain and put the noodles into a greased baking dish... I use 9" x 13" and other sizes.  I cooked 32 oz of spaghetti noodles and it fit into these two pans.

Next pour spaghetti sauce over the top.....

Smooth it to the edges. I used 4 cans of pasta sauce for these two pans.

Next, add cheese...  I used 16 oz of shredded mozzarella cheese over the two pans.  Sometimes I use other cheeses.. we really like Italian or other white cheeses for this step also.

Top with cooked hamburger. I cook hamburger ahead and freeze it. I blogged about that here:

Save Time and Money On Meals


I like to add frozen onions and peppers.

Almost done.... sometimes I stop with it just like this... and sometimes I add a bit more cheese to the top. This time I added some cheddar to the top... not much. 

 I baked it at 350 degrees for about 35-45 minutes and it was covered with foil for the first half of the time.

Sometimes I make extra pans of Spaghetti Pie while I am doing it and the extras will get covered with plastic wrap if they are to be put into the refrigerator.... or they get covered with plastic wrap and also foil if they will be put into the freezer. I love having this ready to go.  This time, though, I only made enough for supper.


One rule I  implemented in my family, years ago, about Spaghetti Pie, is that we cut into the spaghetti pie and take the spaghetti and topping together. You see, the topping is the special part and everybody loves it, so they can't take extra topping and leave the spaghetti. :)  


We had salad and cheese bread with the spaghetti pie... and cheesecake for dessert. :)


It isn't hard to make... it tastes great and it can even be made ahead of time.

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42 comments:

  1. this looks great, and what a great dish to make for buffets and gatherings. Thanks.

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    1. Yes, it is.... and my family loves it. I like it when I can make something ahead of time also. :)

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  2. My husband is especially fond of pasta, so he would love this! It kind of reminds me of pizza, but made with pasta instead of crust.

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    1. The topping does remind me of pizza also... it is the favorite part. :) Thank you for visiting.

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    2. I want to let you know that I did try this recipe. I made a few small adjustments (used penne pasta instead of spaghetti, added mushrooms to the top, etc.) and it was a hit! So easy, yet so good!
      I've shared it on my blog (http://ofthehearth.com/italian-penne-bake/), and I included a link to this page so you get credit for the idea and others can see the original recipe. :-)
      Thanks for sharing! We'll be making this often.

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    3. Thank you, Shannon! I am so glad you enjoyed it... it is a favorite here...and you are reminding me to make it again. Don't you love adjusting base recipes to change them a bit?... I do it also.... a LOT. :) It makes for a lot of variation... your meal sounds wonderful. Thank you for visiting. :)

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    1. Good... it is a fun food... enjoyed by all at my house. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  4. I have to admit that I am not one who likes to cook but this looks like something that i would actually LOVE to try!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Thanks too for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. I hope you do... it isn't hard, but is a fun meal.... and delicious! We sure like it. :) Thank you for visiting.....

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  5. That looks so good and so easy to make. I too will be trying this next week. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. It is really good... and we all love it. In fact, the kids had been asking WHEN I was going to make it again which is why I made it. I need to make it more often. :)

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  6. This looks super yummy!! Stopping over from Tuesday talk. :)

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    1. It really is! :) Thank you for visiting.

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  7. I never would have thought to do this but it looks delicious.

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    1. Someone brought something like this to us years ago after I had a baby... and we have loved it ever since.. and I have put my own "spin" on it also. :) It is one of our favorites.

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  8. This looks delicious and like something I should try!

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    1. If you do, I suspect maybe you will make it more than once... we sure like it and I have made many dozens of pans of this meal. :) I hope you do enjoy it if you try it.

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  9. Mmmm... YUM! I think I need to add this recipe to next weeks meal plan :) My hubby loves spaghetti so I have an idea he would thoroughly enjoy this.

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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    1. It is delicious and adds a twist to regular spaghetti, that we really enjoy. :) I hope your family likes it as much as mine does. :)

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  10. This looks so tasty...and easy to prepare! Looks like a keeper :)

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    1. It really is tasty... and also in a comfort food sort of way. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  11. MMM that looks delicious and a great dish to make for company, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes, it is a good dish for company... and it seems that everybody likes it, which is a good thing. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  12. This looks delicious! I'm going to pin it for a future meal. I tried once before to make spaghetti bake and it ended up being an absolute fail! Maybe this one will actually work out! :) I'm stopping by from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    http://www.andthismarinewife.com

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    1. I hope you like it as much as we do... it is a pretty good and tasty dish. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  13. This looks similar to a baked spaghetti that I make, but your version looks simpler than mine. :)

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    1. Hmmm... your baked spaghetti sounds great... this is easy and tasty too... my kind of meal to feed my family and they all love it. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  14. This looks delicious! I alway leave your blog hungry after all your tasty meals Joy! :) Thank you for sharing this variation on the Art of Home-Making Mondays. I like the toppings you added on top. I will try that next time!

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    1. What a fun comment! :) It is a delicious meal...and those toppings add a lot. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. :)

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  15. Yummy! This looks like a delicious dinner! :-) Saying hello from the Saturday Soiree!
    Cathy@threekidsandafish.com

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    1. It really is delicious! We all like it a lot. :) Thank you for stopping by.

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  16. This is getting added to my rotation next week! I made your casserole dish pizza the other day and it was delicious and I've got sweet potatoes in bowls now because of you! lol I'm really enjoying your blog. Thank you for the great ideas. #BigTopBlogPost

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    1. Good.... I hope you like this as much as we do... and I'm glad you liked the deep dish pizza... and those sweet potatoes are wonderful... we had them 2 nights ago. Glad you visited and like the recipes..... with a big family, they are quite well-tested. :)

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  17. That looks like a big family meal, you could maybe feed a multitude with that. It is always good to have a nice recipe that goes a long way. #blogbooster3

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    1. Well, it makes a lot, but we eat at least one pan at a meal.... IF we have several side dishes too. :) We do have a big family and the guys are big eaters. :) It is a great family meal.

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  18. Baked spaghetti is a favorite at our house, too!! I love that you add onions and peppers to yours. I agree that it makes a great meal to make extra for your freezer or to deliver to new parents. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Mmmm, it is good. :) I'm thinking I need to make it again next week. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  19. This sounds so good, I love baked pasta dishes! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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    1. It is good... it just "hits the spot" in a comfort food sort of way. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  20. Hi! Dropping by from Sincerely, Paula's Linky party (#90). Spaghetti, cheese, cheese cake are some of my favourite foods! I'll definitely give this a try!

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    1. Great! I hope you like it as much as we do... it is really good. :) Thank you for visiting... it was so nice to hear from you.

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