Sunday, September 30, 2012

Italian Meatball Pie

We have been eating a lot of spaghetti recently.  It is fast for those crazy evenings, plus all the kids will inhale it.  This is just a fancier pile of spaghetti, but fun to have something different now and then.  The recipe called for 9oz cooked spaghetti, however much that is!  I had some extra cooked spaghetti noodles from the week before which I had frozen, and just thawed them for the recipe.

9oz cooked spaghetti
1 egg
1 Tbl butter
6oz shredded mozzeralla
1 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce
32 meatballs (I used frozen, thawed)

Heat oven to 350.  Spray a 9" pie plate

Beat egg and butter in a large bowl.  Stir in spaghetti and 1 cup of the cheese.  Spoon into the pie plate.  Press evenly onto the bottom and up the sides of the the pie plate.

Mix the spaghetti sauce and meatballs together, and spoon into the spaghetti "crust."

Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese, and bake until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.

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