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Baked Spaghetti Pie
I served this with sugar snap peas and yeast rolls.

Baked Spaghetti Pie

Baked spaghetti pie is one of those recipes that I always seem to forget about. Thankfully as I was cleaning out my recipe drawer and trying to think of something to make for dinner I stumbled upon this recipe.

baked spaghetti pie recipe easy

Dinner is ready!!!

I just couldn’t say  no to noodles tossed in a creamy four-cheese mixture, pressed into a pie dish, topped with MORE cheese, baked and then smothered in homemade, flavorful spaghetti sauce.  Let me just say dinner was divine and I placed this recipe in the regular meal rotation folder.

baked spaghetti pie recipe easy

Baked Spaghetti Pie cooling off!

This baked spaghetti pie recipe is one of my favs. It’s something a bit different than traditional spaghetti and my whole family loves it. I’ve tried a few other baked spaghetti pie recipes in the past, but I always come back to this one. I like that it doesn’t use eggs.  Something about eggs in baked spaghetti pie I just can’t get down with.  Although it is a bit drier in texture without the eggs but tastewise sooo much better and the sauce on top totally takes care of the dryness.

baked spaghetti pie recipe easy

Isaac making a baked spaghetti pie video along with me!

If you’ve never had a baked spaghetti pie then you must make this!

The noodle mixture taste pretty plain by itself (although Isaac & my hubby will eat it plain without sauce all day) since it uses very mild cheeses (cottage, cream cheese, mozzerella & parmesan). You can add in salt, pepper and spices if you want to but with that flavorful spaghetti sauce that’s spooned on top of it, I don’t even worry about it and I’ve never had complaints.

baked spaghetti pie recipe easy

Be careful not to overcook the thin spaghetti noodles! Al Dente or a little below is perfect!

See how that sauce just ties everything together? So don’t skip it and don’t top your entire pie with it and then bake it. Spoon it on like a gravy AFTER it’s come out of the oven and you’re ready to serve it. Yes I’m being bossy, but only because I want you to experience this dish in it’s fullness.

baked spaghetti pie recipe easy

I served this spaghetti pie with sugar snap peas and yeast rolls.

 Watch me make this Baked Spaghetti Pie from start to finish!

5.0 from 18 reviews
Baked Spaghetti Pie
 
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Ingredients
  • SPAGHETTI SAUCE
  • 1 lb ground turkey (can also use ground beef or a combination of meat and sausage)
  • ½ small white onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 14.5 oz. can oregano, basil, garlic diced tomatoes, undrained (I used unsalted)
  • 14.5 oz. can oregano, basil, garlic diced tomatoes, drained and pureed ( I used unsalted)
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Season generously with garlic powder, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, parsley and Italian seasoning.
  • NOODLE MIXTURE
  • 12 oz. thin spaghetti
  • 5 oz. cream cheese, softened & broken into cubes
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce mixture
  • TOPPING
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground meat until almost done.
  3. Add in onions & cook for until tender and then add minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
  4. Drain meat mixture and return to heat.
  5. Add in tomato sauce, undrained dice tomatoes and the puree diced tomatoes.
  6. Stir in chicken broth and brown sugar.
  7. Let sauce simmer for 30-45 minutes or until liquid is reduced and sauce thickens.
  8. Season generously with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, parsley, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
  9. Taste, taste, taste after each seasoning until the sauce tastes perfect!
  10. Set aside on a back burner over low heat to keep warm.
  11. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  12. Break thin spaghetti noodles in half and cook until al dente about 6-7 minutes. Do not overcook.
  13. Drain pasta and return to pot.
  14. Immediately stir in cream cheese until noodles are coated.
  15. Stir in cottage cheese, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.
  16. Stir in 2 cups of the spaghetti sauce.
  17. Spray a deep dish pie plate with non-stick cooking spray.
  18. Place the spaghetti mixture into the pie plate and pack down firmly.
  19. Cover the top with a mixture of parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
  20. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.
  21. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting.
  22. Serve topped with the homemade spaghetti sauce.
Notes
~TIPS~ Keep the sauce warm on the stove while the pie is baking. Can also add smoked sausage, peppers, mushrooms, wine, etc. to spaghetti sauce. YUMMERS! Flavors will intensify the next day, but it's still so good the same day. Use your taste buds when seasoning the spaghetti sauce.
 

35 comments

  1. I absolutely LOVE this recipe and so does my husband! I used ground turkey and whole wheat spaghetti noodles and it qas delish!!!!! Thank you for sharing all your good eats!!!

  2. The baked spaghetti was soooo yummy – I will keep it as one of my family’s favorite recipes for years to come! Thank you !!!

  3. Delicious!!! Family was obsessed! I was so surprised you don’t have a baked ziti recipe up would love to see that recipe!

  4. This is a yummy recipe! if you are looking for a new, easy recipe, put this recipe on your “must try list.”

  5. I just came across your website and YouTube.. And all I can say is I wished I found you sooner… I am not a great cook, but after cooking a few dishes and following along, I feel like I’m on my way.. :) My family LOVED this dish.. Thank you for posting this

  6. Is this recipe freezer friendly? If so, would I need to make any adjustments before freezing like more sauce in the pie? And would I bake it first or bake it after freezing?

  7. This was awesome I added some chipotle cheddar and it gave it that kick thanks for this. Next I’m going to try the meatloaf.

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