Monday, May 6, 2013

Spaghetti Pie

I had an open jar of marinara sauce, pepperoni and cooked ground beef in my refrigerator the other night. This spaghetti or pizza pie came to mind and I was able to whip up dinner in under 20 minutes. (I did it early in the day and then refrigerated it so it was ready to pop in the oven in the evening-bonus!) It's part spaghetti, part pizza and makes one easy hot dish that your family should love. : )


Spaghetti Pie

2 c tomato-basil marinara sauce
3/4 lb cooked ground beef
1/2 c pepperoni slices
1 c mozzarella or provolone cheese
1/2 c shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 c uncooked pasta (spaghetti would be best but I only had whole wheat wide noodle on hand)

Boil water in a medium sized stock pot.  Add salt and cook pasta to al dente, according to instructions (approximately 6-8 minutes, depending on the pasta you are using). Drain pasta and put back into the pan. Add marinara, ground beef, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper. Spray a pie pan with nonstick cooking spray and fill with pasta mixture. Top with mozzarella or provolone cheese and pepperoni slices.

Cook at 375 for 40 minutes.