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Easy Spaghetti Pie Recipe is loaded with cheesy layers and hearty meat sauce. It is easy to make, freezer friendly and perfect to feed a crowd.

Easy Baked Spaghetti Pie Recipe is simple to prepare and delicious. Baked spaghetti pie is freezer friendly. Easy Spaghetti Pie Casserole can feed a crowd!
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Spaghetti Pie Recipe

Our entire family loves spaghetti and we love Easy Spaghetti Pie Recipe even more.  Layers of meat and cheese blended with melted cheese turn plain spaghetti into something amazing.

The entire dish is creamy and the best comfort food. It is simple enough to make on busy weeknights but so tasty you will want to serve it to company.

Plate with a serving of spaghetti casserole.

How do you make a spaghetti pie?

I prefer to cook my spaghetti pie in a 9 x 13 baking dish instead of pie pans or a pie plate. However, use what you prefer the most.

The ones with the lid are really handy if you are taking this dish somewhere.

Casserole dish of spaghetti pie.

Ingredients:

  • Spaghetti – While this recipe gets its name from using spaghetti noodles, other types of past can be used. Penne, bowtie and elbow are just a few substitution ideas.
  • Butter – Real butter is best.
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Eggs – The eggs should lightly beaten. Don’t overmix.
  • Ground beef or turkey – Both of these are fine to use in this recipe.
  • Chopped onion. Any type of onion is good to use. I have used white onion or red onion. Once I used Vidalia but that does give it a sweeter taste.
  • Chopped green pepper. This is optional but it really adds to the flavor. Feel free to use green, red or yellow bell peppers.
  • Garlic salt – Garlic powder can be substituted.
  • Cottage cheese or ricotta cheese. Either of these add a creamy layer to the spaghetti pie. You can use the one you like the best.
  • Mozzarella Cheese or Italian Blend – I normally use the one that is on sale.
Plate of spaghetti pie ready to eat.

How to make spaghetti pie casserole

  • First, brown the ground the beef or ground turkey. Once browned, add the onions and green peppers. The vegetables should be soft.
Spaghetti sauce going into pan of cooked ground beef.
  • Second, stir in the pasta sauce. Add the garlic salt.
Pasta in bowl.
  • Then add the cooked spaghetti. You want the pasta al dente because it will be going back in the oven to bake.
Pasta and egg in bowl ready to be mixed.
  • Next, add the butter, parmesan cheese and eggs. Make sure to do this while the spaghetti is still warm. I suggest using a large bowl so you will have plenty of room to stir it all together.
Pasta and cheese in bowl.
  • Put the spaghetti mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 pan sprayed with cooking spray. This will act as the “crust” of the spaghetti pie.
Baking dish with noodles and cheese mixture on top.
  • Finally, spread the Ricotta cheese or cottage cheese over the “crust”. Then spread the beef mixture over the cheese layer making sure to cover the entire dish.

    How long do you bake spaghetti pie?

    The spaghetti pie bakes for just 30 minutes. It is that simple to put together for an easy weeknight meal.

Spaghetti pie in baking dish that is cut and ready to serve.

Do I have to cook the pasta?

Yes, cook the pasta before making the spaghetti pie. I prefer to make the pasta al dente so it is not mushy after baking.

Can you freeze spaghetti pie?

  • Yes, you can and it is so easy. We often make 2. One for the freezer and one for that night. It really isn’t anymore work.
  • Cover the unbaked spaghetti pie with foil and put in the freezer. It is optional but I like to use the disposable pans for the one I am freezing.  It helps so much on those busy nights and will last in the freezer up to 1 month.
  • When you are ready to serve, allow to thaw overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes the next day.

Recipe Variations

  • Pasta – Of course this dish is named spaghetti pie but any type of pasta will work. Try using elbow, shells, penne or bowtie.
  • Veggies – I like to use a blend of red, yellow and green bell peppers with the onion. Spinach is also delicious cooked with the onion and bell pepper mixture.
  • Ricotta – You can omit the ricotta and cottage cheese layer if you do not like this. Cream cheese is a creamy substitute.
  • Cheese – While it calls for Mozzarella or Italian blend, anything will work. I have used Colby and cheddar on top because that is what I had. Sometimes I add an extra ½ cup of cheese because we love cheese.
  • Italian sausage – This is a tasty substitution for ground turkey or ground beef.

Can you use spaghetti squash?

If you are looking for a low carb option, skip the pasta and use spaghetti squash instead.

It is very simple. Just cook the spaghetti squash first. Cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.

Drizzle with olive oil and pierce the skin with a fork. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Cooking time will vary based on the oven and size of the squash.

Once finished cooking, scrape the sides with a fork and they will look like spaghetti strands.

I suggest using paper towels to press the squash with to remove any excess moisture. This extra step will help to prevent the casserole from being water.

At this point, use the spaghetti squash in the recipe just as you would the pasta and continue putting it together.

Spaghetti pie in baking dish that is cut and ready to serve.

What to Serve with Spaghetti Pie

  • Salad – A simple salad is our favorite side dish with this recipe.

Baked spaghetti pie is easy and delicious.

Spaghetti pie in baking dish.

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Spaghetti Pie

4.96 from 62 votes
Easy Baked Spaghetti Pie Recipe is simple to prepare and delicious. Baked spaghetti pie is freezer friendly. Easy Spaghetti Pie Casserole can feed a crowd!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 541

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Brown ground beef in a large skillet. Breaking up the beef as it browns. Add in the chopped onions. Cook until onions are soft.
  • Stir in the marinara sauce.
  • Cook and drain spaghetti based on al dente. Allow the spaghetti to cool slightly.
  • Stir in the butter, parmesan cheese and eggs, while spaghetti is warm. Form spaghetti mixture into a crust at the bottom of a greased deep dish pie plate.
  • Spread Ricotta cheese over the spaghetti crust.
  • Pour beef mixture over the crust and ricotta cheese.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Spread the shredded mozzarella cheese on top and bake for 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Let the spaghetti pie set for 10 minutes and then it's ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Cottage cheese can be used instead of Ricotta cheese in this recipe. 
Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5-6 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 541kcal, Carbohydrates 37g, Protein 30g, Fat 30g, Saturated Fat 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 151mg, Sodium 824mg, Potassium 721mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 977IU, Vitamin C 9mg, Calcium 248mg, Iron 4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    We absolutely loved this! I added cubed zucchini, mushrooms, Italian seasoning. I think any veggies would work. It’s even better the second and third day.

  2. Yum. I’ll be making this chicken alfredo tonight! I’ve made shrimp alfredo but for a guest seeing as I can’t stand seafood. Thanx for the twist!!