Spaghetti Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this kid-friendly #pasta #recipe has been a family favorite for years. This version uses a "crust" of #spaghetti, eggs, butter & #parmesancheese. It's topped with #groundbeef, then #Ricottacheese, then #mozzarella #cheese. Terrific for company since it makes a lot! You can also make this for #MeatlessMondays by eliminating the ground #beef. #noodles

Spaghetti Pie

September 28, 2012Teresa

Spaghetti Pie is one of our favorite pasta entrees. It has been for decades. It’s a delicious recipe with a spaghetti crust, then layered with either cottage cheese or ricotta cheese, spaghetti sauce and then mozzarella cheese is baked on top. It’s a layered spaghetti dish that’s mouthwatering and fairly easy to make. This Italian recipe is great served with French Bread or an Artisan Bread.

I found the original version of this recipe in a magazine over 30 years ago. I’ve changed this or that over the years but this is my current version. It is normally a meatless recipe but I’ve added ground beef. You can also add Italian sausage if you desire, or spaghetti sauce with meat.

It’s really easy to put together and takes all of about 10 minutes after the spaghetti is cooked. It’s very kid-friendly and has been one of my go-to recipes for years especially when I still had kids still at home. We love this recipe and I think you will, too.

I think the original recipe I used was this one from Better Homes and Gardens. But after you compare them you will see a lot of changes in what I use now. Part of the reason is spaghetti sauces were not as readily available back in the late 70s and early 80s as I recall.

Once stores started carrying Ragu, Prego and other spaghetti sauces it became easier to use these sauces that already had onions, green pepper, mushrooms, and the other ingredients rather than going with the original recipe and using plain tomato sauce and the other vegetables as indicated above. Anyway, my version is a lot easier and tastier than the original recipe. However, I have linked to it so you can compare them and see for yourself.

I originally posted this recipe in September 2012. I have remade this recipe and updated the pictures. This time I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese and the recipe does not turn out near as soupy as it does with cottage cheese. I also used gluten free noodles. But either way works fine. For a delicious kid-friendly meal, consider making up a batch of Spaghetti Pie.

I remade this recipe again in September 2018. I actually made two of them. One for us and one for our Friday night care group. I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese (again.) This time I used regular pasta because one of the girls who come is allergic to rice (in flour or whole grains). I tried one with only one jar of sauce, but felt that wasn’t quite saucy enough. The second one had two jars of spaghetti sauce (which is what I usually use). I thought it was a lot better. I also used a couple of pounds of ground beef to satisfy the meat eaters in our group.

This time I served the recipe with my Crockpot Green Bean Casserole (totally NOT the original Green Bean Casserole recipe). We enjoyed a hearty meal that everyone loved.

Spaghetti Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this kid-friendly #pasta #recipe has been a family favorite for years. This version uses a "crust" of #spaghetti, eggs, butter & #parmesancheese. It's topped with #groundbeef, then #Ricottacheese, then #mozzarella #cheese. Terrific for company since it makes a lot! You can also make this for #MeatlessMondays by eliminating the ground #beef. #noodles

Spaghetti Pie is a tasty main dish casserole that’s kid-friendly.

Spaghetti Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this kid-friendly #pasta #recipe has been a family favorite for years. This version uses a "crust" of #spaghetti, eggs, butter & #parmesancheese. It's topped with #groundbeef, then #Ricottacheese, then #mozzarella #cheese. Terrific for company since it makes a lot! You can also make this for #MeatlessMondays by eliminating the ground #beef. #noodles

This side view shows the layers of spaghetti on the bottom, ground beef, ricotta cheese, spaghetti sauce and then topped with mozzarella cheese.

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You can serve Spaghetti Pie as a Meatless Monday dish, or add meat if you want a more substantial entree.

Spaghetti Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this kid-friendly #pasta #recipe has been a family favorite for years. This version uses a "crust" of #spaghetti, eggs, butter & #parmesancheese. It's topped with #groundbeef, then #Ricottacheese, then #mozzarella #cheese. Terrific for company since it makes a lot! You can also make this for #MeatlessMondays by eliminating the ground #beef. #noodles

We served Spaghetti Pie with Crockpot Green Bean Casserole. Yum.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Boil noodles according to package directions.

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Add parmesan cheese, beaten eggs, and butter. 

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Stir ingredients well to combine.

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Spray a 9×13″ glass baking dish with olive oil cooking spray. Spread spaghetti mixture into the bottom of the prepared dish.

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Meanwhile, fry ground beef. Drain.

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Layer cooked and drained ground beef over top of spaghetti layer. You can add a 4-oz. can of drained sliced mushrooms, if you desire. (I added spaghetti sauce with mushrooms so eliminated the mushrooms this time).

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Add ricotta cheese. I’ve always used cottage cheese before this time. While it is cheaper it does make the casserole a lot soupier than the ricotta does. 

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Spread two 24-oz. jars spaghetti sauce over top. 

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Add a cup of mozzarella cheese and sprinkle over top. Cover with foil and bake about 45 minutes at 350 or until bubbly.

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Remove foil.

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Add remaining cup of mozzarella cheese.

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Bake an addition 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Now the Spaghetti Pie is finished and ready to serve. If using cottage cheese, you may want to allow the pie to set up about 10 minutes before serving.

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If you enjoy pasta dishes, you’ll love Spaghetti Pie.

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Here’s a close up so you can see the texture and layering of Spaghetti Pie.

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This is great served with a delicious homemade bread.

Here’s the recipe.

SPAGHETTI PIE

(Adapted from a magazine recipe, probably Better Homes and Gardens, circa early 1980s)

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Tasty and delicious pasta recipe where spaghetti is layered with ricotta cheese, spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese on top. Great Meatless Monday dish, or you can add cooked ground beef, Italian sausage, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms for a little more pizazz!
Servings Prep Time
10 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
10 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Spaghetti Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this kid-friendly #pasta #recipe has been a family favorite for years. This version uses a "crust" of #spaghetti, eggs, butter & #parmesancheese. It's topped with #groundbeef, then #Ricottacheese, then #mozzarella #cheese. Terrific for company since it makes a lot! You can also make this for #MeatlessMondays by eliminating the ground #beef. #noodles
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Tasty and delicious pasta recipe where spaghetti is layered with ricotta cheese, spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese on top. Great Meatless Monday dish, or you can add cooked ground beef, Italian sausage, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms for a little more pizazz!
Servings Prep Time
10 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
10 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Servings:
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. To cooked spaghetti, add eggs, ½ cup Parmesan cheese and butter.
  3. Pour into greased 9x13” deep baking dish that’s been sprayed with olive oil cooking spray.
  4. Brown ground beef and drain; spread over top of the noodles.
  5. Spread with ricotta cheese or cottage cheese.
  6. Pour spaghetti sauce over top.
  7. Sprinkle top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  8. Cover with foil.
  9. Bake about 45-50 minutes until casserole is bubbly.
  10. Remove foil.
  11. Sprinkle remaining Mozzarella cheese on top and bake about 5-10 minutes longer, until melted.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: If using cottage cheese, this is best if it sits out about 10 minutes to set up before serving.

NOTE: You can add any of the following for enhanced flavor, as you desire: Italian sausage, 4-oz. can drained sliced mushrooms, ½ cup diced bell pepper (sautéed with ground beef), ½ cup diced onions (sautéed with ground beef). Layer on top of the spaghetti mixture before spreading the casserole with cottage or ricotta cheese.

NOTE: Cottage cheese has a lot more liquid than ricotta cheese. While it is the original cheese used in this recipe it does tend to make the casserole a little soupier. Ricotta cheese has a completely different texture and stands up more. It doesn’t become soupy while heating.

NOTE: If purchase gluten free pasta, I recommend using Ronzoni.

NOTE: This is also good meatless without the ground beef. Or you can use a spaghetti sauce with Italian sausage and skip the ground beef as well.

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[b]Spaghetti Pie[/b]
Recipe Type: Pasta Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Teresa Ambra, adapted from a magazine, probably [url href=”http://www.bhg.com/recipe/pasta/spaghetti-pie/” target=”_blank” title=”spaghetti pie”]Better Homes and Gardens[/url], circa 1980s
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 10
Tasty and delicious pasta recipe where spaghetti is layered with cottage or ricotta cheese, spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese on top. Great Meatless Monday dish, or you can add cooked ground beef, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms for a little more pizazz!
Ingredients
  • 8 or 12-oz. spaghetti, cooked and drained (or DeBoles gluten free brown rice spaghetti pasta)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese (real shredded cheese – not the grated stuff from the can)
  • ½ stick butter, melted
  • 24-oz. cottage cheese or ricotta cheese (see note)
  • 48-oz. jar Prego or Ragu spaghetti sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. To cooked spaghetti, add eggs, ½ cup Parmesan cheese and butter.
  3. Pour into greased 10×15” baking dish that’s been sprayed with olive oil cooking spray.
  4. If using ground beef, mushrooms, peppers or onions, add now and spread over top of the noodles.
  5. Spread with cottage cheese or ricotta cheese.
  6. Pour spaghetti sauce over top.
  7. Sprinkle top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  8. Cover with foil.
  9. Bake about 45-50 minutes until casserole is bubbly.
  10. Remove foil.
  11. Sprinkle remaining Mozzarella cheese on top and bake about 5-10 minutes longer, until melted.
Notes
If using cottage cheese, this is best if it sits out about 10 minutes to set up before serving.[br][br]You can add any of the following for enhanced flavor, as you desire: 1 lb. ground beef, cooked, 4-oz. can drained sliced mushrooms, ½ cup diced bell pepper (sautéed with ground beef), ½ cup diced onions (sautéed with ground beef). Layer on top of the spaghetti mixture before spreading the casserole with cottage or ricotta cheese.[br][br]Cottage cheese has a lot more liquid than ricotta cheese. While it is the original cheese used in this recipe it does tend to make the casserole a little soupier. Ricotta cheese has a completely different texture and stands up more. It doesn’t become soupy while heating.
Spaghetti Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this kid-friendly #pasta #recipe has been a family favorite for years. This version uses a "crust" of #spaghetti, eggs, butter & #parmesancheese. It's topped with #groundbeef, then #Ricottacheese, then #mozzarella #cheese. Terrific for company since it makes a lot! You can also make this for #MeatlessMondays by eliminating the ground #beef. #noodles

Spaghetti Pie has always been one of our favorite recipes.

Spaghetti Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this kid-friendly #pasta #recipe has been a family favorite for years. This version uses a "crust" of #spaghetti, eggs, butter & #parmesancheese. It's topped with #groundbeef, then #Ricottacheese, then #mozzarella #cheese. Terrific for company since it makes a lot! You can also make this for #MeatlessMondays by eliminating the ground #beef. #noodles

Spaghetti Pie can be made gluten free if you use gluten free noodles in the recipe.

Spaghetti Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this kid-friendly #pasta #recipe has been a family favorite for years. This version uses a "crust" of #spaghetti, eggs, butter & #parmesancheese. It's topped with #groundbeef, then #Ricottacheese, then #mozzarella #cheese. Terrific for company since it makes a lot! You can also make this for #MeatlessMondays by eliminating the ground #beef. #noodles

This recipe will make 10-12 servings.

Spaghetti Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this kid-friendly #pasta #recipe has been a family favorite for years. This version uses a "crust" of #spaghetti, eggs, butter & #parmesancheese. It's topped with #groundbeef, then #Ricottacheese, then #mozzarella #cheese. Terrific for company since it makes a lot! You can also make this for #MeatlessMondays by eliminating the ground #beef. #noodles

It’s time to eat.

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Tasty and delicious pasta recipe where spaghetti is layered with ricotta cheese, spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese on top. Great Meatless Monday dish, or you can add cooked ground beef, Italian sausage, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms for a little more pizazz!
Servings Prep Time
10 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
10 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Spaghetti Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this kid-friendly #pasta #recipe has been a family favorite for years. This version uses a "crust" of #spaghetti, eggs, butter & #parmesancheese. It's topped with #groundbeef, then #Ricottacheese, then #mozzarella #cheese. Terrific for company since it makes a lot! You can also make this for #MeatlessMondays by eliminating the ground #beef. #noodles
Spaghetti Pie
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Tasty and delicious pasta recipe where spaghetti is layered with ricotta cheese, spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese on top. Great Meatless Monday dish, or you can add cooked ground beef, Italian sausage, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms for a little more pizazz!
Servings Prep Time
10 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
10 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Servings:
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. To cooked spaghetti, add eggs, ½ cup Parmesan cheese and butter.
  3. Pour into greased 9x13” deep baking dish that’s been sprayed with olive oil cooking spray.
  4. Brown ground beef and drain; spread over top of the noodles.
  5. Spread with ricotta cheese or cottage cheese.
  6. Pour spaghetti sauce over top.
  7. Sprinkle top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  8. Cover with foil.
  9. Bake about 45-50 minutes until casserole is bubbly.
  10. Remove foil.
  11. Sprinkle remaining Mozzarella cheese on top and bake about 5-10 minutes longer, until melted.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: If using cottage cheese, this is best if it sits out about 10 minutes to set up before serving.

NOTE: You can add any of the following for enhanced flavor, as you desire: Italian sausage, 4-oz. can drained sliced mushrooms, ½ cup diced bell pepper (sautéed with ground beef), ½ cup diced onions (sautéed with ground beef). Layer on top of the spaghetti mixture before spreading the casserole with cottage or ricotta cheese.

NOTE: Cottage cheese has a lot more liquid than ricotta cheese. While it is the original cheese used in this recipe it does tend to make the casserole a little soupier. Ricotta cheese has a completely different texture and stands up more. It doesn’t become soupy while heating.

NOTE: If purchase gluten free pasta, I recommend using Ronzoni.

NOTE: This is also good meatless without the ground beef. Or you can use a spaghetti sauce with Italian sausage and skip the ground beef as well.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

18 Comments

  • susan

    February 4, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    can any of these recipes be frozen? I cook for ME only! Don’t like to waste anything.

    1. Teresa

      February 4, 2019 at 9:04 pm

      Hi, Susan. Yes, this recipe can be frozen. You can also freeze it in smaller containers then just pull out as much as you need each time.

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  • Kayla

    March 25, 2013 at 10:46 am

    OMG! I tried this recipe this past weekend, my bf and nearly ate the whole thing, it’s delicious! turned out great! 🙂

    1. Teresa

      March 26, 2013 at 9:35 am

      Yes, this has always been one of our favorite recipes. Our kids especially loved it — we have even served this recipe to company before (though not an elegant dish) and everybody raves over it! I’m so glad it turned out for you!

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  • LizForADay

    September 29, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Spaghetti is my absolute favorite pasta. When I make the casserole I usually use some leftover spaghetti from the night before and slap some cheese on top. 🙂 I like the fact that you layer in cottage cheese, which I have never tried before in this dish. That looks so delicious. I think I need some Spaghetti now. 🙂

    1. Teresa

      September 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      It really is great!

  • lindsayballen

    September 28, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    This looks so tasty! I like cottage cheese, but I prefer ricotta. Do you think ricotta would work in this case?

    1. Teresa

      September 29, 2012 at 8:31 am

      Yes you could make it with ricotta. I know cottage cheese seems weird but it works with this recipe. I would normally not use it either. This is the only recipe I will use it in like this. I think because of the texture of cottage cheese it kind of incorporates into the sauce & noodles, whereas ricotta will stay on top & not absorb into the other ingredients. You may end up tasting the ricotta more than you want to that way. I would give it a try each way & see what you think. It’s really not all that expensive. This is so good though, that the two of you will eat half the pan in one sitting!!! Enjoy!

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  • recipeshappen

    September 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    It looks great! Glad it turned out. 🙂 It reminds me of when we make, but we call it bakes spaghetti.

    Making me hungry!

    Bonnie

    1. Teresa

      September 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Didn’t want you to feel left out, Bonnie. All of us have bombs every now and again!!! Hehehehe

      1. recipeshappen

        September 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm

        haha 🙂 That’s for sure.

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