Spaghetti Pie is total comfort food. Although... I sometimes wonder how comforting it is to know that I've probably consumed an entire days worth of calories in just one meal, but sometimes that's okay. It's easy to make and just as easy to make two. One for a friend or one for the freezer.
ingredients for one pie. preheat oven to 350º and butter a glass pie dish.
1/2 package of spaghetti, cooked according to package.
2 eggs beaten
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Mix the above ingredients together while still warm and pour into prepared pie dish, spread evenly.
1 small onion, diced
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp oregano (I used Penzy's Tuscan herbs)...thanks Eileen.
1 cup sour cream or ricotta cheese
Saute the onion in olive oil and season with salt and pepper and spices. Saute until onion becomes soft. Then in a bowl mix together the sour cream or ricotta cheese and the onion mixture. Spoon onto the spaghetti and egg mixture.
Meanwhile, cook 1 pound Italian sausage. Crumble and cook until browned. Add 1 cup water and one 6 oz. can tomato paste and cook for about 20 minutes. Add to the pie dish as the third layer and cook in a 350º oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and add grated mozzarella cheese and bake for another 5 minutes or just until cheese melts. Let set at room temperature for 15 minutes before cutting. Serve a small slice with a green salad and a glass of Chianti. enjoy!