one pot spaghetti pie
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One Pot Spaghetti Pie

One Pot Spaghetti Pie takes a classic comfort food and turns it into an easy weeknight meal!  This spaghetti is cooked in meat sauce and baked with three cheeses!
 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword one pot spaghetti pie, spaghetti pie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Nichole

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Ground Beef or Italian Sausage
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese Softened
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 24 Ounce Jar Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 Cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1.5 Cups Water
  • 1 Pound Box Dry Spaghetti
  • 1 1/2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Add the ground beef, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt & pepper to taste to a large ovenproof pot or pan.
  • Cook over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes until beef is cooked through. Drain any grease and return the beef mixture to the pan.
  • Meanwhile, add the cream cheese, eggs, parmesan, and a pinch of salt & pepper to a large bowl and mix thoroughly on medium speed with a hand mixer until no streaks of eggs remain.
  • Pour the spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, broth, and water into the meat. Break the spaghetti in half, then add to the pan using a wooden spoon to submerge the pasta.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly with a fork to separate the noodles, for about 12 minutes until the spaghetti is just cooked.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir the cream cheese mixture into the spaghetti. Then, spread out evenly in your pan.
  • Top with the shredded mozzarella and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes until cheese is melted.

Notes

NOTE ON SUBSTITUTIONS:
  • You can sub Italian sausage for the beef if you prefer.  
  • You can replace the chicken broth with beef broth, or water.
  • Ricotta or cottage cheese can be used in place of the cream cheese.
  • The tomato sauce can be replaced with more spaghetti sauce/marinara if desired.
NOTE ON EQUIPMENT:
For this recipe I used a deep 12 inch oven-safe sauce pan, and that is what I recommend if you have one.  If not, you can use any 12 inch oven safe skillet, or a dutch oven.  If none of those work, you can pour the spaghetti mixture into a 9x13 inch dish before baking.