Monday, April 27, 2009

Spaghetti Pie Made in a Cast Iron Frying Pan

Spaghetti Pie
(Even better in a black fryin' pan!)

I cook slightly more spaghetti than this recipe calls for when I make this in the old cast iron fryin' pan also add an extra egg and maybe one extra Tablespoon of butter, slightly more mozarella for the top.)
The recipe below has not been modified to show the changes for the black frying pan. The recipe below is for a glass or ceramic pie plate-sized recipe. But when you make it in your old fryin' pan, I don't think you'll go back!

6 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained

2 T. butter or margarine

2 well-beaten eggs

1/3 c. parmesan cheese (fresh or in the box)

1 c. cottage cheese (optional)

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained with onion (onion optional)

14 oz. jar spaghetti sauce

1/2 c. mozzarella cheese (I use more)


Brown the burger, with onion if preferred, drain, mix with spaghetti sauce, and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350.

Spray your black fryin' pan with PAM for easy cleanup

Place fryin' pan in oven to get nice and HOT!


Stir butter or margarine into the drained, hot spaghetti. Stir in parmesan cheese and the beaten eggs, stirring well. Get a potholder and remove fryin' pan from the oven and pour into pan:

first: the spaghetti/egg/parmesan cheese mixture.

Next, the cottage cheese, if you're using it, spread on top of spaghetti mixture

Then, add the spaghetti sauce mixture.

Now, put on the mozzarella, I like to lay it on pretty thick.

BAKE , uncovered, FOR 25+ minutes, until bubbly and the cheese is nicely browned on top.

Serve with a nice antipasto or garden salad, and a crispy garlic bread!


**This pie is great to take to a shut-in or for a family for dinner while mom's in the hospital or just arriving home with baby, etc. It's a great looking and great-tasting filling and hot meal! Tastes even better reheated!


Farmgirl Cyn said...

Sounds great, and I DO have a cast iron skillet!
With all the rain we've had this weekend, I spent the days inside, dreaming of what I could be doing in the gardens. Meatball sandwiches were on our menu, so we were kind of on the same wavelength!

The Raggedy Girl said...

This sounds really good and easy to make. I will try this soon. And I love cast iron skillets.

Have An Amazing Monday
from The Raggedy Girl-Roberta Anne

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Sue said...

Well, I wasn't too hungry before I saw that, but I sure am now! Looks yummy!

Sincerely, Emily said...

hi Joni - This looks wonderful (an easy). It looks like it has numerous possibilities (maybe add some veg in it too). I will print it out and tuck it away to try on a cooler day or for fall or winter. It is getting a bit warm here for me to consider turning on the oven very often. Although we had a great rain today so it is comfortable out there now. Thanks. Emily

Marydon said...

Dying to make this. Wait until you see my recipe for meatballs/subs ... quick, easy, the kids love doing the work. TY for sharing. TTFN ~ Marydon

English Cottage in Georgia said...

YUMMY! This looks soooo good and I am soooo hungry. I MUST get the ingredients and try this tomorrow :-)

Molly Betsy @ Star Cottage said...

You sound like my kinda girl. So glad I came across your blog today. Spagetti Pie is a favorite over here, I will have to try it in a skillet, I usually bake mine in a lasagna pan. I see you are a fellow collector of blue and white china :) I am a patriot @ heart and most of my house is red white and blue with exception to the bathroom and bedrooms.

Paula said...

I'm going to the pantry to see if I have the ingredients for this- it looks wonderful!
Everything is better fixed in cast iron, isn't it?

Everything Cast Iron said...

Ooh, that sounds delicious!