Saturday, February 6, 2010

Vegetarian Spaghetti Pie

One of our favorite meals is baked ziti....the combination of noodles and sauce with mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan cheese just hits the spot. So it seemed logical to try spaghetti pie, which is based on the same main ingredients. My friend Kevin gave me this recipe and I modified it to use marinara sauce instead of traditional meat sauce.

Vegetarian Spaghetti Pie
6 oz cooked spaghetti
Butter to coat pie plate
1/3 C Grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1 C ricotta or cottage cheese (I used 3/4 C ricotta and 1/4 C cottage cheese since that's what I had around, both were 2%)
Marinara sauce
1/2 C mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Butter glass 9 inch pie plate
3. Combine eggs, parmesan and cooked spaghetti
4. Put spaghetti in pie plate to form "crust"

5. Spread ricotta as "filling".
6. Top with marinara sauce to cover entire pie, being careful to get all the way to the edges.
7. Bake for 20 minutes.
8. Add mozzarella cheese and bake 5 additional minutes.
9. Cut into wedges and enjoy! Makes 4 hearty servings.

Difficulty: Easy
Hirsh's Rating: 8.5
Debbie's Rating: 8

Despite having the same ingredients as baked ziti, it had a really unique taste and the spaghetti "crust" was really tasty! We will definitely make it again!

1 comment:

  1. Another note on spaghetti pie: We had the leftovers last night- defrosted in fridge and then baked at 350 for 40 minutes. It was just as good as the first time!