Italy/US: Spaghetti Pie

I love Italy. Northern, southern, it really doesn’t matter. It’s all good. I spent many months there in the mid-90s and came back home with a fresh interest in Italian food. I stumbled into this recipe not long after I came home, and thought it would be good. So I tried it. It was good and a fun way to serve spaghetti.

Kid Approved. Little Boy G didn’t want any at first (imagine that), but then he tried it and really liked it. I asked him if we should blog it and he said, “yeah.”

The recipe follows:

1 Pie Dish
6 ounces of uncooked spaghetti
1 egg
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 pound lean ground beef
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Bag o’ Pepperoni

Cook your spaghetti, drain, and then mix the cooked spaghetti with the egg and the Parmesan cheese.

Take this mixture and press it into your pie dish to form the crust.

Heat your ground beef, adding the spaghetti sauce (to your preference) when the beef is browned. When mixed, transfer the meat&sauce to the pie crust. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top, and then layer your pepperonis, just like a pizza. Bake at 425F until brown and bubbly. Enjoy!