Skip to Content

Easy Baked Spaghetti Pie

This post may contain Amazon or other affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Apparently I have been living under a rock! This Easy Baked Spaghetti Pie has been around forever and it IS easy and SO delicious! Layers of meat, cheese, a rich tomato sauce and spaghetti, create this spaghetti dinner in pie form!

We invited several of my son’s friends for dinner a few weeks back, they devoured it! And believe me, when teenagers give something a thumbs up, you know it’s good!

If you love easy weeknight meals, you might enjoy these reader favorites: Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, 30 Minute Cheesesteak Sandwiches or this Light Chicken Parmesean.

Slice of baked spaghetti pie on a white plate with bits of parsley on top.

Can I freeze the Pie?

Yes! You can assemble it all and freeze it pre-baked!

We all need a few recipes like that during any busy season! Running around during the day, or baking all day, sometimes we just do not have time to think about making dinner!

Close up of melty cheese baked spaghetti pie on white plate with meat sauce.

I love dinners I can make ahead and freeze! Like my Grandpa Frank’s Spaghetti Sauce, so versatile, quick thaw, boil some pasta, toss in some frozen meatballs or sausages and you have dinner!

Or try this super simple Instant Pot recipe for Buffalo Chicken (make sliders, a dip, sandwiches).

image of 4 stages of spaghetti pie, ingredients, sauteing onions, browning meat and sausage.

Simple, Wholesome Ingredients

  • Spaghetti (try whole grain or gluten free)
  • Ground beef and Italian sausage
  • EVOO
  • Yellow or sweet onion
  • Garlic (must have garlic, this is Italian you know!)
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Italian Seasoning (this is my favorite, cause it has paprika in it!)
  • Sea Salt
  • Eggs
  • Cream Cheese (or Ricotta!)
  • Sliced Mozzarella (optional)
  • Shredded Italian Cheese
Process shots for baked spaghetti pie 1) adding sauce to browned beef 2) adding tomato paste to beef mixture 3) adding italian spices and 4) stirring in spaghetti into meat sauce.

Alternative Ingredients for Spaghetti Pie

  • Try a different noodle! Spaghetti works best, but Penne, Rigatoni and others would work well too! You may even be able to use zoodles, use uncooked!
  • Omit the meat and make it vegetarian
  • Try spicy Italian Sausage
  • Add some red pepper flakes if you like it spicy
  • Try using different Italian cheeses, or throw caution to the wind and use Jack, Cheddar or your favorite cheese.
  • Replace the cream cheese with ricotta making it a bit more like lasagna, or get totally crazy and use cottage cheese!
  • Wait for it…add caramelized peppers, squash and onions! GAH!
Process shots for easy baked spaghetti pie 1) pouring spaghetti into springform pan 2) adding egg mixture over spaghetti pie 3) evened out baked spaghetti 4) adding sliced mozzarella to baked spaghetti pie.

This is how cooking is meant to be, at least that is how I would like to encourage you to cook!

I don’t have “this” ingredient, that’s okay, substitute something else that is similar. Don’t like an ingredient? Well leave it out, or replace it with something you love. We call it “making it yours!”

P.S. You will notice, there is a section missing cheese, that’s intentional as my youngest doesn’t like “melty” cheese!

Process shots for baked spaghetti pie adding additional cheese. 2) sprinkling on a little more Italian seasoning 3) pouring the balance of the sauce 4) adding shredded mozzarella cheese.
Pin for baked spaghetti pie

Make it your way! I made it my way! The original recipe is adapted from A Spicy Perspective you should check out her blog! So fun!

Serve Spaghetti Pie with:

Image of our kids and friends at the dinner table with the spaghetti pie.
Here’s our guests and the pie (I cut in a little early)

Let me know how you make it your own? Comment below at the very end of the post!

Like this recipe?
Don’t forget to give it a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️star rating in the recipe below!

wedge of spaghetti pie on a white plate with utensils in background and red and white striped towel
Yield: 8-10 servings

Easy Baked Spaghetti Pie

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes 40 seconds
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes 40 seconds

Apparently I have been living under a rock! This Easy Baked Spaghetti Pie has been around forever and it IS easy and SO delicious! Layers of meat, cheese, a rich tomato sauce and spaghetti, create this spaghetti dinner in pie form!

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Spaghetti (try whole grain or gluten free)
  • 16 oz Ground beef
  • 14 oz bulk Italian sausage
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium Yellow or sweet onion, chopped
  • 3-5 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 28 oz can Crushed tomatoes
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning (this is my favorite, cause it has paprika in it!) + more to sprinkle on top
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese, softened (try equal amounts of Ricotta!)
  • 3-6 oz sliced Mozzarella cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded Italian Cheese (or use shredded mozzarella)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and spray or grease a 9-10 spring form pan or 9" deep dish pie plate or if doubling a 9x13 baking dish. Wrap your springform pan in foil to avoid leaking, place on half sheet baking pan.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water over high heat to boil for pasta. In a separate large saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter and swirl in olive oil. Saute onions for about 7 minutes until translucent and browned slightly, add garlic and stir for 1 minute. Add ground beef and sausage, breaking up and cook until browned.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning and salt, stir well and simmer on low.
  4. Once water for pasta is boiling, add pasta and cook according to package. Drain and reserve pasta.
  5. Remove 2 cups of meat sauce, set aside. Add cooked pasta to remaining meat sauce and stir well to coat pasta. Beat eggs, add a little bit of meat sauce to egg mixture stirring to temper the eggs, then stir into the spaghetti mixture.
  6. Place spaghetti into prepared pan, pressing down to fit into pan (I used a sheet of waxed paper). Slice the cream cheese into thin slices and lay on top of pasta, or place ricotta by teaspoons dotting evenly over pasta. Use wax paper or spatula to spread out cheese.
  7. If using, layer slices of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with a little extra Italian Seasoning. Pour remaining meat sauce evenly over top of pie. Sprinkle shredded cheese over top and bake for 25 minutes until edges are crispy. Cool for 5 minutes before cutting. Delicious leftover and reheated.

Notes

FREEZING INSTRUCTIONS


Make the pie as described above - BUT DO NOT BAKE. Wrap the pan in foil, then in plastic wrap to help guard against freezer burn and freeze. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350° F and baked frozen pie COVERED for 50-60 minutes.

If you are making multiples, use disposable foil baking pans, deep dish work best. Or line a pan with foil, prep the recipe, freeze and remove from pan, wrapping in plastic wrap or baggie, thereby not using one of your pans in the freezer.

Substitutions or Suggestions

  • Try a different noodle! Spaghetti works best, but Penne, Rigatoni and others would work well too! You may even be able to use zoodles, use uncooked!
  • Omit the meat and make it vegetarian
  • Try spicy Italian Sausage
  • Add some red pepper flakes if you like it spicy
  • Try using different Italian cheeses, or throw caution to the wind and use Jack, Cheddar or your favorite cheese.
  • Replace the cream cheese with ricotta making it a bit more like lasagna, or get totally crazy and use cottage cheese!
  • Wait for it...add caramelized peppers, squash and onions! GAH!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10 slices

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 678Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 1178mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 41g

The nutritional information is estimated and may not be entirely accurate, at times it pulls information for suggestions and options which may increase calories, etc.

Did you make this recipe?

Go ahead, MAKE MY DAY! PIN on Pinterest and Comment on the blog!

Pin for Baked spaghetti pie an easy all natural weeknight meal with image of wedge of spaghetti pie on plate with fork and knife behind.
kathleen

ABOUT KATHLEEN

I enjoy sharing easy recipes that are wholesome and delicious. I am fed by my faith, family, friends & food! Welcome to my kitchen! Read more...

Previous
The Best Cheesy Garlic Bread Spread (aka Liz Bread)
Next
The Very Best Holiday Ideas

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe