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Easy Baked Spaghetti Pie

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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.
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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!

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10 Comments

  1. My family LOVED this recipe!! I am making it again today for my niece who just came home from the hospital with a new baby girl!

  2. 5 stars
    I send my son to his home with homemade meals and this not only was easy to put together, but he loved it. Devoured, so no freezing needed, but great tip!