Spaghetti Pie Recipe
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Spaghetti Pie Recipe

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A classic Italian combination is remade into a creamy, family-pleasing casserole in this quick and easy dish. "This recipe was given to me several years ago," notes Ellen Thompson from Springfield, Ohio. "My family never grows tired of it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup undrained canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 348 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 690mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook spaghetti according to package directions for al dente; drain.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat 5-7 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, seasonings and sugar.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk egg whites, melted butter and Parmesan cheese until blended. Add spaghetti and toss to coat. Press spaghetti mixture onto bottom and up sides of a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate coated with cooking spray, forming a crust. Spread cottage cheese onto bottom; top with beef mixture.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spaghetti Pie in Light & Tasty February/March 2006, p31

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 246484
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2016

"We LOVE this recipe. It's almost like a spaghetti lasagna. One change I made: since others mentioned it lacked enough spice, I bought tomato paste and diced tomatoes with the spices in them. I still added in what it called for too. It had the PERFECT amount of flavor. I also put as much mozzarella on top that I wanted (didn't measure, just threw it on there). Had it in the oven for 17 minutes then 6. Next time I think I might leave it in for 18 or 19 to get the spaghetti part just a bit more firm. Also, I had to use a sort of round pyrex bowl thing. If I had tried to put it in my 9.5" pie dish, it would have overflowed. So if you're going to use a pie dish, make sure it's a DEEP dish. I will be making this many many more times."

KickKick User ID: 2829532 242710
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016


Faru User ID: 8278254 228700
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2015

"My family loves it! I used 1/2 pound of beef and added hot peppers more for flavor to suit my family's taste buds."

puppypal81 User ID: 3831579 217603
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"I used gluten free rotini because that was all I had in the pantry. Yummy!"

dt36978 User ID: 7316432 147676
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"This is a family hit. I use Italian chopped tomatoes and no green pepper."

sandiflowers User ID: 2978799 59817
Reviewed May. 20, 2013

"We really liked this recipe. I did change it a bit by using my recipe for the meat sauce. It came out very watery, so not sure if I my meat sauce was too thin for this type of recipe, so the noodles didn't really bake into a crust. Will definitely have it again!"

GarrysWife User ID: 7129889 206758
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"Amazing and tastes so good! Although you could easily substitute Prego or another spaghetti sauce in a pinch when time is short. I have picky eaters so I had to remove the onion and green peppers for them, but I make one for the adults with the onion and peppers. YUM!"

jncamesano User ID: 7012392 62349
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"PS - I also used roasted tomato's and paste with basil, oregano and garlic instead of plain.  So I didn't have issues with the flavor."

jncamesano User ID: 7012392 59816
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"Really easy recipe. We are trying to be low carb and low fat, so I replaced the pasta with Spaghetti squash (which I roasted for an hour in some chicken broth) and used everything low/no fat. It was yummy."

hejaolson User ID: 6672869 93999
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2012

"This lacked flavor. It needed something to spice it up a little bit. Possibly more garlic or peppers."

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