Sunday, March 11, 2018

Bolognese Into Spaghetti Pie

Bev and I both like Italian (perhaps my favorite) and we had been wanting to make Bolognese Sauce, and we decided to try a different one than we had made in the past.  I looked around the web and adapted a couple of recipes to come up with one that sounded good and was pretty traditional – a meat sauce rather than a tomato sauce with meat in it.  I thought it was good but not outstanding and I think I may have got it too dry.

The highlight of the meal was a visit from new granddaughter, Eliza, who also brought along her mom and dad.

While on our RV trip last fall, I made a spaghetti pie that we all really enjoyed and Bev decided she wanted to turn the leftover Bolognese (we had made a double recipe) into another round of the pie.  She added 28 oz of tomato sauce and a half jar of marinara to the meat to get a consistency we liked then she cooked it all for a while along with some Italian Spices.

To assemble the dish, we cooked a pound of angel hair pasta to al dente, drained, and mixed it with about ¾ of the sauce then put half of it in an oiled 9”x13” dish.  This was covered with a thin layer of sauce, about 16 oz of small curd cottage cheese, a big handful of mozzarella and some Parmesan.  Then the remainder of the pasta was added and covered with another thin layer of sauce and it was baked at 350F for an hour.  We removed it, topped with more mozzarella and parmesan and baked another 15 minutes.

I was pleased at how little liquid ran out of it when cut and we all thought it was delicious, so when you are not sure what to do with leftover pasta, sauce, meat, etc, just whip up some spaghetti pie.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


3/07/18 Meal Date


  1. Love that spaghetti pie , I would make this for a lunch special Monday or Tuesday after I had an all you can eat spaghetti Thursday night.
    it was always a great hit and sold out everytime.

  2. Larry, We've never done spaghetti pie...but it looks and sounds good! I appreciate Bolognese sauce as marinara sauce without meat just doesn't do it for me. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. The perfect use for leftover sauce. It looks AMAZING. Eliza is adorable.

  4. Great way to use leftover pasta and sauce!

    1. Forgot to mention how sweet that little granddaughter of yours is :)

  5. Oh, my I'm drooling over that spaghetti pie! I love Italian also and I will be making spaghetti pie soon! Eliza is a cutie!


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