Monday, March 9, 2015

Spaghetti Pie

This year, National Pi Day falls on March 14th. Notice it's "Pi" not "Pie". Funny, right? Brek suggested that I bake a pie with a Pi symbol for my blog. Maybe sweet hand pies. But I want to blog about a unique savory pie, a spaghetti pie.

After showing my kids Marc Murphy making his cheesy spaghetti pie on The Best Thing I Ever Made, they wanted them for dinner. It was a challenge because we couldn't eat all the cheeses that Murphy used. We could have goat or sheep milk products. So I decided to test his recipe using manchego cheese.
The spaghetti pie held its shape really well. The eggs did the trick. Without cheese, I absolutely think this is still possible. If we can't decide what's for dinner, spaghetti pie is always a great option. Plus, they are great for school lunch. This mommy luvs easy meal.

Spaghetti Pie
inspired by Marc Murphy's cheesy spaghetti pie
serves 4-6

1 pound cooked spaghetti
4 large eggs
2 1/2 cups shredded manchego cheese, divided
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black peppers
  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the direction on the package. Drain and let cool on a baking sheet. Set aside to cool completely. TIP: Cook the spaghetti in advance and set aside to cool.
  2. Heat the 10 inch frying pan on a medium-low heat.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs.
  4. Add 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese and mix until combine.
  5. Add the spaghetti.
  6. With your hands, coat the spaghetti with the egg and cheese mixture.
  7. Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of cheese on the hot pan.
  8. Add the spaghetti into the pan, making sure the pasta is spread out evenly like a pie.
  9. Cook the spaghetti for 4 minutes.
  10. Transfer the spaghetti pie on to a plate.
  11. Sprinkle another 1/2 cup of shredded cheese on to the hot pan.
  12. Place the uncooked side of the spaghetti over the cheese.
  13. Cook the spaghetti for another 4 minutes.
  14. When done, transfer the spaghetti pie on to the cutting board.
  15. Cut the spaghetti pie into wedges. Enjoy while they are warm.
STORING: For leftover spaghetti pie, keep them in a container in a fridge for up to 3 days. Warm them up for 30 to 60 second in a microwave.

Allergy Info: These spaghetti pie is free from or can be made without dairy (not sheep), corn, legumes (soy), nuts, and fish.

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