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.