This delicious spaghetti pie and sundried tomato sauce dinner is so comforting, that you will feel like an Italian grandmother is feeding you dinner in her home!
Art Imitates life…or spaghetti pie!
This recipe is inspired by the spaghetti pie that I recently ordered from Mazzaro’s Italian Market, an iconic Italian supermarket and deli, located in heart of St. Petersburg, Florida. Simply put…it was so darn delicious, that I wanted to figure out how to recreate this. Believe me, if my husband is requesting that I cook something, that means it is a GOOD recipe (and he is VERY picky)! Plus, given that I live over an hour away form the market, it would be too much to make the drive EVERY week!
Folks, I present you with this unbelievably delicious spaghetti pie. Enjoy this with my delicious sundried tomato meat sauce…boy I tell you; the combination is heavenly and flavorful! The spaghetti pie is a solid standalone piece. It is the perfect portion savory portion of buttery and garlicky pasta goodness. While it is tasty on its own, the sweetness of the sundried tomato combined with the beef gives this recipe a lovely balance of flavors which will delight your taste buds.
Do not let the complexity of my recipe photos intimidate you. This spaghetti pie and sundried tomato sauce recipe is quite simple to prepare. I have a good feeling that this recipe may even wind up on your family’s regular meal rotation.
I have spoken too much…let us move onto the recipe now, shall we?!
Spaghetti Pie and Sundried Tomato Meat Sauce
- Cupcake tin
- Food processor
- 8 oz. uncooked angel hair pasta
- ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 4 tsp. grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. dried oregano
- Cooking spray
Sundried Tomato Meat Sauce
- 1 cup sundried tomatoes or 4-6 sundried tomatoes
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 8 oz. canned tomato sauce
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 16 oz. 90% lean ground beef uncooked
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. While the oven is preheating, fill a large pot of water and allow to come to a rolling boil. While waiting for the water to boil, break the raw angel hair pasta into pieces that are about 3-5-inch-long strands. Once the water begins boiling, lower the heat to medium high and carefully add the angel hair pasta to the pot. Allow the pasta to cook for about 5 minutes. Immediately drain and rinse, afterward.
- In a large bowl, combine the following ingredients: the cooked angel hair pasta, the egg, the parmesan and mozzarella cheese, the dried oregano, salt, and garlic powder. Gently mix until everything is well-combined.
- Take your cupcake tin and coat 8 of the cupcake molds with cooking spray. Equally divide the pasta mix into 8 portions, and with a spoon, gently place each portion in each of your cupcake molds. Depending on the size of your cupcake mold, you may have to modify how many molds your ‘pie batter’ can be spooned into.
- Bake the spaghetti pie for 25-30 minutes, or until the tops become lightly golden brown.
Sundried Tomato Meat Sauce
- While the spaghetti pies are baking, cook your ground beef in a skillet on medium-high for 7-10 minutes, or until well-browned. Stir frequently. Make sure beef is broken into small pieces.
- While the ground beef is browning, place the following ingredients into your food processor: the sundried tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, tomato sauce, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Blend for 30 seconds-one minute, or until the sundried tomato has become smooth, and turns this into a liquified sauce.
- Once the sauce is blended and the ground beef has finished cooking, immediately lower the heat to medium-low and add the sundried tomato sauce to the ground beef mixture. At this point, stir in the fresh spinach. Allow to warm for at least five minutes, until the sauce is nice and warm, and the beef has absorbed some of the sauce.
- Enjoy the spaghetti pies with the sundried tomato sauce!
Nutrition information per serving (approx. 2 spaghetti pies per serving): 163 Calories | 8 grams protein | 6.3 grams fat | 18.8 grams carbohydrates | 2.9 grams fiber | 8 ww smart points (green plan)
Nutrition information per serving (sundried tomato meat sauce): 339 Calories | 32.2 grams protein | 15.8 grams fat | 13.4 grams carbohydrates | 4.1 grams fiber | 8 ww smart points (green plan)
Did you create this dish? What do ya think? Please let me know in the comments, below! 😀