Easy Baked Spaghetti Pie

8 servings
1 hr 10 min

Apparently I have been living under a rock! This Easy Baked Spaghetti Pie has been around forever and it IS easy and SO delicious! Layers of meat, cheese, a rich tomato sauce and spaghetti, create this spaghetti dinner in pie form!

We invited several of my son’s friends for dinner a few weeks back, they devoured it! And believe me, when teenagers give something a thumbs up, you know it’s good!

If you love easy weeknight meals, you might enjoy these reader favorites: Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, 30 Minute Cheesesteak Sandwiches or this Light Chicken Parmesan.

Slice of baked spaghetti pie on a white plate with bits of parsley on top.

Can I freeze the Pie?

Yes! You can assemble it all and freeze it pre-baked!

We all need a few recipes like that during any busy season! Running around during the day, or baking all day, sometimes we just do not have time to think about making dinner!

Close up of melty cheese baked spaghetti pie on white plate with meat sauce.

I love dinners I can make ahead and freeze! Like my Grandpa Frank’s Spaghetti Sauce, so versatile, quick thaw, boil some pasta, toss in some frozen meatballs or sausages and you have dinner!

image of 4 stages of spaghetti pie, ingredients, sauteing onions, browning meat and sausage.

Key Ingredients

  • Spaghetti (try whole grain or gluten free)
  • Ground beef and Italian sausage
  • Yellow or sweet onion
  • Garlic (must have garlic, this is Italian you know!)
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Italian Seasoning (this is my favorite, cause it has paprika in it!)
  • Eggs
  • Cream Cheese (or Ricotta!)
  • Sliced Mozzarella (optional)
  • Shredded Italian Cheese
Process shots for baked spaghetti pie 1) adding sauce to browned beef 2) adding tomato paste to beef mixture 3) adding italian spices and 4) stirring in spaghetti into meat sauce.

Alternative Ingredients for Spaghetti Pie

  • Try a different noodle! Spaghetti works best, but Penne, Rigatoni and others would work well too! You may even be able to use zoodles, use uncooked!
  • Omit the meat and make it vegetarian
  • Try spicy Italian Sausage
  • Add some red pepper flakes if you like it spicy
  • Try using different Italian cheeses, or throw caution to the wind and use Jack, Cheddar or your favorite cheese.
  • Replace the cream cheese with ricotta making it a bit more like lasagna, or get totally crazy and use cottage cheese!
  • Wait for it…add caramelized peppers, squash and onions! GAH!
Process shots for easy baked spaghetti pie 1) pouring spaghetti into springform pan 2) adding egg mixture over spaghetti pie 3) evened out baked spaghetti 4) adding sliced mozzarella to baked spaghetti pie.

This is how cooking is meant to be, at least that is how I would like to encourage you to cook!

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Make it your way! I made it my way! The original recipe is adapted from A Spicy Perspective you should check out her blog! So fun!

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Get the full recipe and details on the blog post at https://www.thefreshcooky.com/easy-baked-spaghetti-pie/

Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 50 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 10 min
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  • 16 oz Spaghetti (try whole grain or gluten-free)
  • 16 oz Ground beef
  • 14 oz bulk Italian sausage
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium Yellow or sweet onion chopped
  • 3-5 cloves Garlic minced
  • 28 oz can Crushed tomatoes
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning this is my favorite, cause it has paprika in it! + more to sprinkle on top
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese softened (try equal amounts of Ricotta!)
  • 3-6 oz sliced Mozzarella cheese optional
  • 1 cup shredded Italian Cheese or use shredded mozzarella

Preheat oven to 350° F and spray or grease a 9-10 spring form pan or 9" deep dish pie plate or if doubling a 9×13 baking dish. Wrap your springform pan in foil to avoid leaking, place on half sheet baking pan.
Bring a large pot of salted water over high heat to boil for pasta. In a separate large saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter and swirl in olive oil. Saute onions for about 7 minutes until translucent and browned slightly, add garlic and stir for 1 minute. Add ground beef and sausage, breaking up and cook until browned.
Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning and salt, stir well and simmer on low.
Once water for pasta is boiling, add pasta and cook according to package. Drain and reserve pasta.
Remove 2 cups of meat sauce, set aside. Add cooked pasta to remaining meat sauce and stir well to coat pasta. Beat eggs, add a little bit of meat sauce to egg mixture stirring to temper the eggs, then stir into the spaghetti mixture.
Place spaghetti into prepared pan, pressing down to fit into pan (I used a sheet of waxed paper). Slice the cream cheese into thin slices and lay on top of pasta, or place ricotta by teaspoons dotting evenly over pasta. Use wax paper or spatula to spread out cheese.
If using, layer slices of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with a little extra Italian Seasoning. Pour remaining meat sauce evenly over top of pie. Sprinkle shredded cheese over top and bake for 25 minutes until edges are crispy. Cool for 5 minutes before cutting. Delicious leftover and reheated.
  • See post for how to make this ahead!
  • Try a different noodle! Spaghetti works best, but Penne, Rigatoni and others would work well too! You may even be able to use zoodles, use uncooked!
Kathleen | The Fresh Cooky
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  • Stephanie Oram Stephanie Oram on Sep 28, 2022

    Does this freeze well ?

    • HI Stephanie, yes, like most pastas, it freezes great. Be sure to wrap it well, and thaw overnight in the fridge, then rewarm in a 325 degree oven (covered in foil) until warm. Probably about 30 minutes.