Saturday, May 15, 2010

Spaghetti Pie

This is what's left of dinner tonight. Everyone loved it :) What could be better than spaghetti and meatsauce in pie form?

What's Needed:
4 oz. dried spaghetti
1 T butter
1 egg, beaten
1/4 C. grated Parmesan cheese
8 oz. ground beef
1/2 C. chopped onion
1/2 C. chopped green sweet pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
1 C. shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

1. Cook spaghetti; drain. REturn spaghetti to hot saucepan and keep warm.

2. Stir butter into hot pasta until melted. STir in egg and Parmesan cheese; set aside.

3. In a medium skillet, cook ground beef, onion, sweet pepper, and garlic over medium heat until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. STir in tomato sauce and oregano; heat through.

4. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Press spaghetti mixture onto bottom and up sides of pie plate. Sprinkle with 1/2 the mozzerella cheese on the bottom and up the sides of the pasta crust. Spread meat mixture over the cheese. Sprinkle top with more cheese.

5. Bake in a 350 oven for 20-25 minutes or until bubly and heated through. To serve, cut into wedges.

Husband's Grade: B
PointsPlus: 8 points per wedge

Inspired by: Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook

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