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Spaghetti Pie

This recipe is simple and satisfying and will serve 6 people generously.
  • 6 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 well beaten eggs
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 of a green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 cup of tomatoes chopped (or canned chopped tomatoes)
  • 1 -6 oz. can of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water, drain.
  3. Stir butter into hot spaghetti. Stir in Parmesan and beaten eggs. 
  4. Form spaghetti mixture into a "crust" in a buttered 10 inch round baking dish.
  5. Saute the onion and green pepper in a tablespoon of Olive oil until soft and then add the hamburger to the mixture and cook till hamburger is browned. 
  6. Drain off excess fat. 
  7. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, oregano and garlic salt. 
  8. Heat through. 
  9. Add salt to taste if desired.
  10. Spread cottage cheese over the spaghetti crust in the baking dish. 
  11. Pour and spread the hamburger mixture over the cottage cheese. 
  12. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. 
  13. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top and bake an additional 5 minutes or till cheese melts. 



  1. I find this in an old cookbook, called Spaghetti Pie! Looks delish and I will finally try it! (I love that you make it plus include the photos).

    Jo in MN

  2. Ah yes - an old favourite that I haven't made in years. I have to make this again soon. Thanks Ellen!

  3. I have made this recipe for years. Originally found it in a Yankee magazine.That recipe calls for your favorite jar of spaghetti sauce instead of the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste.

  4. what a super fun way to make spaghetti! never heard of this before, will definitely have to give it a try! thanks for sharing!

  5. Made this when the boys were young....was/is a lot easier to eat than regular spaghetti (especially for very young children!). They loved the novelty of it! I make it, now, because "controls" the amount of pasta better than if I just made spaghetti (which seems to multiply into a huge batch) for DH and I.

  6. I love spaghetti pie! It's even easier if you use spaghetti sauce as a shortcut.

  7. My husband loves spaghetti, we eat it at least once a week. This will be a new way to serve it, and I like the cottage cheese in the middle. As a matter of fact, tonight I was going to cook I'm going to make spaghetti pie. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Wonderful! Phil will definitely like this one.

  9. I think I would really like this but I would miss making a spaghetti sandwich with the left overs:)

    1. these leftovers would make a spectacular sandwich

  10. Thank you, Ellen, this sounds really easy and good ! I'm always looking for things to make for my somewhat 'picky' family and this sounds like it would go over really well !!!

  11. This will be great to take camping. Kids would probably not survive a weekend without pasta and be too busy running around to actually sit down.

    I love the beautiful pix. The glass is extraordinary.


  12. It looks good but does it have to have the cottage cheese? I really don't like cottage cheese or Ricotta. Can that be left out or can something else be substituted?

    1. Anne, You don't have to add the cottage cheese and you can substitute what you like or leave it out altogether...

  13. I've made this for years. I beat 2 eggs and toss them with leftover spaghetti. Layer some noodles in greased pie plate with mozza cheese between layers. Spread leftover sauce on top and bit more mozza and bake in 350 oven for 20 minutes.

  14. Blog Muy bien, estaba feliz de aprender mucho aquĆ­, espero que a menudo puede ver, muchas gracias!

  15. My mother used to make this all the time when I brought friends home from college. Thanks for posting such a classic. I'm going to be placing an order of this when I go home next!

  16. This looks great and I'm going to make it for dinner tonight. It looks like you put it in a bowl, not a pie plate. But the picture of the slice doesn't look super thick. Will a pie plate work?

    1. Yes, a pie plate should work fine. My casserole dish in the round is the same size as a pie plate with taller sides...

  17. Fantastic dinner idea for a family with children. Made this tonight, was a huge hit, will be a new family favorite for sure.....thank you for sharing!

  18. Thanks so much for posting this recipe! I filed it away at first because I don't eat pasta but while shopping saw a spaghetti squash and thought of your recipe. So, I made it with the squash and it was delicious! Here is a link to my post about it!

  19. Hi, when cooking spaghetti I use a measurer that says for 2 people, 4 people ect. how many would 6oz serve do you think?? or should I get out my kitchen scale?? Thankyou.

    1. Anonymous! 6 oz. of spaghetti combined with all these other ingredients could serve up to 6 people...


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