1/2 pound spaghetti
1 pound hot Italian sausage
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chopped green bell peppers
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/4 cups marinara sauce
1/4 cup milk
1 cup shredded mozarella cheese
1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough, thawed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie dish. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Break spaghetti in half as you add it to the boiling water. Cook for about 8 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. If necessary, toss with a bit of oil to prevent sticking. Meanwhile, cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until almost done. Add red onion, garlic and green peppers and cook a few more minutes, until vegetables are tender. Stir in oregano, basil and red pepper flakes. Add marinara sauce and green onions and stir to combine. Add meat and sauce mixture to spaghetti; mix well. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Add to spaghetti mixture along with mozarella cheese. Stir to combine. Transfer spaghetti mixture to prepared pie pan and pack down with the back of a spoon. Lay puff pastry dough over spaghetti. Pinch sides of dough together along edge of dish to seal. Brush dough with one tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic salt and parmesan cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing into wedges to serve.
I'm not a huge spaghetti fan, but I love this spaghetti pie! So do my husband and kids. It's such a versatile recipe. You can use ground beef in place of the sausage, or throw in additional vegetables like mushrooms and red peppers. Olives are good too. You could even do a vegetarian version. I always use Pepperidge Farms puff pastry dough and Prego spaghetti sauce when I make this. You will want to use a deep pie dish. If yours isn't deep enough, a 9x9 square baking dish will work just as well. This is a great way to use up leftovers because it can be made so many different ways. Even the crust can be switched up with crescent roll dough or even your own homemade version. This is yummy and hearty and filling. Definitely one of my favorite casserole style dishes!
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I know I'm not the first person to make spaghetti pie, but this is my original version.