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Sometimes when I’m trying to come up with new recipe ideas, I try to think of two foods I know my kids love and then build a dish around it. I’ve discovered that if I make meals that take the form of a muffin, cake, cookie or pie, my guys are instantly intrigued. I’ve had great results with Sweet Beet Cookies, Breakfast Cupcakes and Veggie Pancakes, but I really thought I hit the jackpot when I came up with Spaghetti Pie. When I told Kenya I was making him a Spaghetti Pie for dinner, he actually started giggling, “what’s Spaghetti Pie, Mommy?!” “Well, it’s….Spaghetti Pie!” I realized that’s all I had to say — no explanation, description or convincing needed. The only downer is that I had planned on having leftovers, but there were none to be had. Bye bye Spaghetti Pie!

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Spaghetti Pie

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 8 oz Spaghetti, cooked (about 1/2 a package)
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 Cup parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 Lb Ground Turkey (you could also use ground beef or chicken)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 Tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tsp onion powder
  • 2 Cups weelicious tomato sauce (recipe linked below)
  • 1 Cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 Tsp Italian herbs
  • 1 Cup mozzarella cheese, grated

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the cooked spaghetti in a bowl and coat with 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Combine the eggs and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Add mixture to the spaghetti and mix.
  • Place the spaghetti mixture into a greased deep-dish pie plate and spread to make a “pie crust”.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and cook the ground turkey, salt, garlic and onion powder for 5 minutes or until the meat is cooked through.
  • Pour the marinara sauce over the meat and stir to combine.
  • In a bowl stir the Ricotta cheese, the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and Italian herbs to combine.
  • Spread the Ricotta/Parmesan cheese mixture over the pasta, then layer the marinara mixture and finally, top with 1 cup of mozzarella.
  • Place dish on a sheet pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool, cut into wedges and serve.

Nutrition

Sodium: 1150mg | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 2g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Calories: 430kcal | Fat: 25g | Protein: 32g | Carbohydrates: 19g
Did you make this recipe?Mention @Weelicious or tag #weelicious!

About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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