I know you already know that I have a love and appreciation for food. Now that the weather is getting cooler (can I get an AMEN?!?!), and we are settling into our new house that has an island - YAY island! - I am enjoying being able to fully cook again.
Last night I made spaghetti pie because my sister told me that her husband made it for her so I immediately had to make it. See how that works? Food envy.
Spaghetti Pie is exactly what it sounds like - Pie made of delicious spaghetti and baked. It's ultimate comfort food but can be healthy too if you lighten it up, eat a small portion and pair it with a salad.
Here's a more exact recipe if you want to try it, but this is what I did based off of my memory of my Mom's from my neighbor's good old fashioned S-pie.
1/2 box barilla plus spaghetti noodles - cooked not quite al dente, about 8 minutes
1 lb. ground turkey
1 jar heart smart Prego Sauce
Reduced-Fat Parmesan Cheese
Natural-style Buffalo Mozzerella
Low-Fat Riccotta and Cottage Cheeses
Ok - Take the cooked spaghetti and one beaten egg and Parmesan cheese (you know, just dump some in there) mix it all up with black pepper and press into a greased pie pan (glass works best).
Next - Take your cheeses and mix - I like cottage, ricotta, parm - and salt and pepper - glop onto your spaghetti mound. Make sure you leave some edges - the crispy edges are the best in my opinion.
After that - You should have some kind of meat or meatless sauce - take THAT and pour it over the top. UPDATED - I added a few slices of the mozzarella to the top. Danny said that was his favorite part.
Cover with foil and stick it the oven. I baked for about 35-45 minutes at 350 degrees.
True to tradition, I made "Garlic Bread" exactly like Mom's. I used wheat bread (that was a little too old), spread olive oil (sorry Mom, no spray butter) and salt, pepper, and garlic power on top and broiled in the oven - like my mom did. Then I burnt them. Just like Mom always did. Then I laughed. Like Mom. Then I ate the burnt-est one - because you don't waste food in our house. Thanks Mom.
Give S-pie a whirl - and keep your eye on that toast!