I was first introduced to a variation of this recipe by a fraternity brother from Emory University named Matt Sacks. Later on, while in graduate school, my stepmother—a pretty great cook in her own right—gave me her version of the recipe, which comes in handy not only as a great lunch or dinner, but as one that I can make and eat throughout the week. It operates on the same principle as a baked ziti, so feel free to change up the type of pasta or type of cheese or sauce as you see fit. But give the old classics a try—they are classics for a reason, after all!
Spaghetti pie is a fun way to make dinner with leftovers for later
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