Spaghetti Pie

I was on a flight to go see my mom and was watching the wonderful free TV that Southwest offers. I always turn it on to Food Network. Giada De Laurentiis was on a show with her aunt and cooking this spaghetti pie looking thing. I know hers was a lot more simple than this; only used butter and prosciutto and breadcrumbs or something like that. It looked amazing but, like any cook, I took that inspiration and added all the things that I really love and thought would be great in it.

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I was having friends over last Friday night so what better way to test a recipe. I wrote this up on my commute to work that morning (taking the trains and busses in Chicago give me so much time to do this each day!) and picked up everything I needed after work. It is always a gamble making something for the first time when having people over. I did warn them that they were going to be guinea pigs, so if it didn’t turn out then we would order pizza! Fortunately, it DID turn out and it was received with nice accolades. So here you go! Enjoy!

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Spaghetti Pie

Ingredients:

16 ounces package angel hair pasta
4 ounces butter
8 ounces container mascarpone
1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
1 pound bacon
2 cups peas
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
½ cup breadcrumbs

Directions:

Brown sausage and set aside. 

Cook bacon and set aside. 

Cook angel hair according to direction and take off one minute before so it is still a little al dente.

Mix in ½ stick butter and mascarpone to coat. Blend in parmesan and herbs. 

In a greased spring form pan, layer in order – ½ of the breadcrumbs, ⅓ of the pasta mixture, ½ sausage, ½ bacon, ½ peas, 1 cup mozzarella, ⅓ pasta mixture, ½ sausage, ½ bacon, ½ peas, ½ mozzarella, ⅓ pasta mixture, and remaining breadcrumbs on top. 

Bake at 350° for 45 – 50 minutes. 

Release from spring form pan and slide into plate. 

Cut and serve.

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Spaghetti Pie
Serves 8
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Ingredients
  1. 16 ounces package angel hair pasta
  2. 4 ounces butter
  3. 8 ounces container mascarpone
  4. 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
  5. 1 pound bacon
  6. 2 cups peas
  7. 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  8. 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  9. 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  10. 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  11. ½ cup breadcrumbs
Instructions
  1. Brown sausage and set aside.
  2. Cook bacon and set aside.
  3. Cook angel hair according to direction and take off one minute before so it is still a little al dente.
  4. Mix in ½ stick butter and mascarpone to coat. Blend in parmesan and herbs.
  5. In a greased spring form pan, layer in order - ½ of the breadcrumbs, ⅓ of the pasta mixture, ½ sausage, ½ bacon, ½ peas, 1 cup mozzarella, ⅓ pasta mixture, ½ sausage, ½ bacon, ½ peas, ½ mozzarella, ⅓ pasta mixture, and remaining breadcrumbs on top.
  6. Bake at 350° for 45 - 50 minutes.
  7. Release from spring form pan and slide into plate.
  8. Cut and serve.
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3 Comments

  1. A guy who used to work for me had a similar recipe – he had been ordered to bring this to every agency event until hell froze over or else – and he mixed in a cup or so of his wife’s awesome tomato sauce into the noodles to give it a little acidity to balance out the proteins. Might want to give that a try and see what happens.

  2. This is an interesting variation I haven’t seen. Conrad and I make Spaghetti Pie thusly: bottom layer of cooked spaghetti/parmesan cheese/egg, next layer is ground meat (low fat sausage, I think?)/onion/green pepper, next layer is cottage cheese (sposeda be ricotta, but C-Rad doesn’t like that), then I think tomato sauce?? (it goes somewhere), and then finally a huge pile of parmesan cheese that browns nicely when cooked in the oven. Delicioso.

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