Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thursday's Recipe Swap Meet ~ Spaghetti Pie


OK... we know you have all these recipes that you love to make. You got them from your mother, your grandmother, a magazine, or maybe you made it up, perhaps you don't even remember where the recipe came from. Well, how about sharing them with all of us? We are going to share ours with you every Thursday!

My good friend and (according to her husband) excellent cook, Dolly over at XmasDolly and I are now doing a recipe swap; we want to share ours with you and wold LOVE to get some of your favorites as well... So, Welcome to Thursday's Recipe Swap Meet, here is all you have to do:


Post a recipe on your blog, sign the linky on either blog (they will be linked), grab our new button - isn't she cute - hubby says she looks like me... TeeHee? (above, on my sidebar and on my Co-Chef Dolly's blog) and check out the recipes. Don't forget that each week you actually will be getting at least TWO for the price of ONE because both Dolly (Hi, my dear friend!!!) and I will post a recipe on each of our blogs. How simple is that??

Spaghetti Pie

6-8 oz. left over cooked spaghetti
1 1/2 cups left over tomato sauce
2 Tbls. butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup grated Parmesan/Romano cheese (plus some for top of pie)
Butter for pie plate
Shredded cheese (I prefer Sargento 4 Cheese Italian)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Your choice of fillings; I used meatballs and fresh mozzarella balls

~ Preheat oven to 350 degrees; brush pie plate all over with thin layer of butter

~ Add melted butter, grated cheese, salt & pepper and beaten eggs to left over spaghetti and toss well until all pasta is coated.

~Press the spaghetti mixture into the prepared pie plate, up the sides as much as possible; be careful not to let pieces hang out of the dish.

~ Fill with your favorite things: I used meatballs and small fresh mozzarella balls. You call also use ricotta, spinach, mushrooms, pepperoni, etc.

~ Add sauce over your fillings, then sprinkle Parmesan/Romano and shredded cheese on top of sauce.
~ Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 25-35 minutes; let cool for 10 minutes before cutting.

I love this recipe because it uses leftovers and it is so versatile, you can fill it with whatever you have at home and whatever you love; it can be vegetarian or it can be FULL of meat. As for the doggies, believe it or not, it received 6 out of 6 puppy tail wags because they seem to love pasta and as I've mentioned before, the just adore meat and cheese.  Here is a little video (not too good in quality, but you get the idea) of how much they love spaghetti:

So now all you have to do is sign our linky so we all can find your recipes. You check out all ours and we will check out all yours. If you don't want to write it all down and you know of one on line just post a link to it on your blog or leave it in a comment if you prefer!

Let's get cooking..... Bon Appetit!



XmasDolly said...

OMG Spaghetti Pie? I've never heard of it, but I bet it has TONS of calories & tastes wicked good! Oh, and shame on you teasing that dog! ~snicker-snicker~

Introducing Mr. Cool said...

That looks like heavenly meal! Scrumptious!

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

Spaghetti pie? You just became my boys newest hero,lol

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