Saturday, May 30, 2009

Spaghetti Pie with Carmalized Onions and Meatballs

My husband and kiddos love meatballs and pasta. I make it at least twice a month. I wanted to make something different. So I decided to make a meatball pasta pie. This is really good but a little time consuming. IT IS SO WORTH IT!!!

Spaghetti Pie
1lb pasta
1 Recipe of my meatballs (Find below)
2 eggs
1/3 cp. parm. cheese
salt and pepper
1. Bowl the pasta al dente. While cooling mix the eggs, parm, salt and pepper. When cool add to the pasta and press into a 9 in. Spring pan. Form like a nest.
1 1/2 cp. Ricotta
1/2 cp parm. cheese
1 egg
salt and pepper.
2. Mix this together and add to the top of the pasta.
2 TB butter
2 Red onions, sliced thin.
3. Caramelize onions and put on top of the ricotta mixture. Bake for 15 minutes
1 Recipe of my Tomato Sauce (Below)
3 cps. Mozzarella Cheese
4. When done. Add 1 cp. sauce and then 1 1/2 cp. mozzarella. Add Meatballs and 1 1/2 cp. sauce top with rest of cheese. Bake for 30-45 minutes until bubbly.

I made a panini with the leftover. I put the meatball sauce and a little of the pasta. I topped it with fresh basil and then pressed it in my sandwich press.











22 comments:

  1. Just blog hopping tonight and enjoyed reading your blog...I am posting on our Disney trip so hope you will stop by. Also, the June giveaway starts today...all comments left in June will be in the drawing for the "June Card Box"! You will have to go down a few posts to read about the monthly giveaway.

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  2. Yum girl...Pasta to me is like air to everyone else. I gotta have my daily/weekly quota to get by ;)

    There's a recipe on Food Network that I tried several years ago and will bust out every once in a while. It's a pie much like this one, except it has fresh basil, tomatoes (I used sundried), black olives, fontina, feta and parmesan cheeses (plus I added sauteed mushrooms to mine), and it was outrageous. There's something about cutting a wedge of pasta/cheesy goodness that sends shivers of delight up my spine ;) HA!

    I was thinking it might take a while before we got another post from you...that Reuben bread looked like you'd be eating it for months ;) ;) ;)

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  3. This looks and sounds delicious! I love the idea of the caramelized onions for added flavor. You could also try adding a little freshly grated nutmeg - it adds a really subtle and lovely flavor.

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  4. Lovely post. I've never thought of making a spaghetti pie before. I will have to try this recipe.

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  5. Hey Leslie-
    I have been out of town. I will be back on Wed. with full force.

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  6. Oh, gosh. That looks fantastic! It would make a nice alternative to deep dish pizza ... and might even assauge Peef's cravings for a meatball sub! YUM.

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  7. You know what? I really want to try this! It is just too much fun to pass up!

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  8. Great recipe. Those meatballs look so good.

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  9. wow this looks amazing! What a different take on spaghetti night :) I am going to make this for dinner..we were going to have spaghetti but hey lets make a pie!

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  10. I love this idea! Spaghetti is always a favorite and when you can melt cheese on it even better! Thanks!

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  11. That looks so yummy. I so want to eat it but my belly is totally stretched out now that I am back from my vacation. Does that spagehetti pie come with lipo? If yes, send some over in a hurry and I'll make some room for it!

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  12. Looks delicious and I LOVE the panini!

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  13. I've never had spaghetti pie and this looks so great! I love how you used the leftovers in a panini - awesome meals.

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  14. this is the first time I'm reading about spaghetti pie, I love how you used the left overs to make some awesome paninis

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  15. A great idea! Spaghetti pie sounds very good with the meatballs and caramelized onions!

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  16. Looks amazing! Bet it tasted so too!

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  17. Nice!!! i love it retained it's shape. Neat idea!!

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  18. I love spaghetti pie but never made it. Yours is so inspiring-I can't wait to make my own. THANK YOU!!

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  19. I've never seen something like a spaghetti pie before but this looks so good, need to try this! Thanks for posting the recipe!

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  20. saw this pie I think i'd like to try a bit, looks very nice, if you'd like to visit mine I am at Rico|Recipes :) xx

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  21. That's a good looking pizza pie. I plan to make it for dinner tonight without the meatballs. Delicious.

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