Easy Spaghetti and Meatball Pie

It really doesn’t get much easier than this 5 ingredient Spaghetti Pie! Well, okay, maybe, as my oh-so-loving husband was quick to point out, plain spaghetti is a tad bit easier. But, considering this pie is about 100 times yummier than plain old spaghetti, I think it worth the tiniest extra amount of effort. In fact, my husband wouldn’t stop making fun of me was just a little skeptical until he took a bite and couldn’t help but admit I was right. Sweet victory! Then he said I should call it “Spaghetti Lasagna” since that’s what he thinks it tastes like. I said that was a dumb name. He said to say anything else would be false advertising. I said it was my blog so I win. The end.

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Assemble ingredients for the spaghetti and meatball pie: package of spaghetti, tomato sauce, frozen turkey meatballs, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and olive oil.

Here is what you need:
1/2 package spaghetti
1 jar tomato sauce
1 pound frozen meatballs
1 16oz container ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
butter or olive oil
 

Saute frozen meatballs in a ban with olive oil.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat large saucepan over medium heat; add butter or olive oil & sauté frozen meatballs until lightly browned on outside but not cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Add tomato sauce to pan over meatballs.

Step 2: Add sauce to meatballs; cover and simmer 10-15 minutes.

Bring water to a boil and add pasta to cook.

Step 3: Fill large pot with water and bring to a boil; cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain pasta.

Place cooked pasta in a pot with some pasta sauce and mix.

Step 4: Place pasta back in pot and add 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce to pasta and gently mix together.

Arrange a nest of pasta inside greased pie plate to form “crust” of pie.

Step 5: Arrange a nest of pasta inside greased pie plate to form “crust” of pie.

In bowl mix together ricotta and Parmesan cheeses.

Step 6: In medium-sized bowl, combine ricotta and Parmesan cheeses.

Spread ricotta mixture over noodles.

Step 7: Spread ricotta mixture in over noodles, leaving at least 1″ of noodles showing along the edge.

Spread sauce and meatballs over ricotta and pasta "crust."

Step 8: Spread sauce and meatballs over ricotta, again leaving the noodles showing along the edge, and making sure meatballs are evenly spaced.

Sprinkle spaghetti pie with some Parmesan cheese.

Step 9: Sprinkle top of pie with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Easy Spaghetti and Meatball Pie

This super easy 5 ingredient recipe is sure to be a new family favorite. Perfect for busy week nights.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Easy Spaghetti and Meatball Pie
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 526 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 package spaghetti (8 oz)
  • 1 jar tomato sauce
  • 1 lb frozen meatballs
  • 1 16 oz container ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter or olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat large saucepan over medium heat; add butter or olive oil & sauté frozen meatballs until lightly browned on outside but not cooked through, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add sauce to meatballs; cover and simmer 10-15 minutes.

  3. Fill large pot with water and bring to a boil; cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta.

  4. Place pasta back in pot and add 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce to pasta and gently mix together.

  5. Arrange a nest of pasta inside greased pie plate to form “crust” of pie.

  6. In medium-sized bowl, combine ricotta and Parmesan cheeses.

  7. Spread ricotta mixture in over pasta, leaving at least 1″ of pasta showing along the edge.

  8. Spread sauce and meatballs over ricotta, again leaving the pasta showing along the edge, and making sure meatballs are evenly spaced.

  9. Sprinkle top of pie with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

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