With a name as enticing as pizza spaghetti pie, we’re pretty sure even the pickiest eater at the table will dig into this dinner. This recipe incorporates three food favorites — pizza, pasta and pie — into one deeply satisfying, kid-friendly dish. Plus, it takes just 10 minutes to assemble before it bakes in the oven, so it’s a recipe that the adults are sure to enjoy, too.
Think of this recipe as a pepperoni pizza-inspired pasta bake that’s prepared in a pie dish. To make it, you’ll cook a box of spaghetti and combine the pasta with pizza sauce, chopped pepperoni, grated Parmesan cheese and a few eggs. Spread half of the pasta mixture in a pie pan, sprinkle shredded Italian blend or mozzarella cheese on top, drizzle with pizza sauce and repeat. Top the whole thing with more pepperoni to ensure that it really looks like a pizza before transferring it to the oven to bake.
What emerges from the oven after 30 minutes is a pasta pie that’s golden, bubbling and packed with melty cheese. While it’s hard to resist, wait 10 minutes before cutting in the pie. This gives it time to set so it will be easier to cut it into clean slices. Serve it with a salad or a side of roasted broccoli to round out the meal — and don’t expect much leftovers. Though if there are any, you’re sure to have something to look forward to for lunch the next day.
Preheat the oven to 350 F.2.
Cook the spaghetti according to package directions, then drain and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Let cool for about 10 minutes.3.
Lightly grease a deep 9- to 10-inch pie pan or cast iron skillet with the remaining teaspoon olive oil.4.
Stir the eggs, 1 cup of the pizza sauce, chopped pepperoni, Parmesan and salt together in a large bowl.5.
Add the cooked pasta and stir well until all the ingredients are combined and the pasta strands are evenly coated with the sauce.6.
Pour half the pasta mixture into the prepared pie pan. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese over the pasta. Then drizzle 1/2 cup pizza sauce over the pasta. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Top the pie with the whole pepperoni slices.7.
Bake for about 30 minutes, until the pie is sizzling around the edges and the top of the pie is golden brown. Let the pie rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.