Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti Pie is one of the first real meals I ever learned how to make. It was one of those recipes that got passed from someone to my aunt, who made a few changes to it and passed it on to my mom, who made a few changes to it and passed it on to me. I’ve already made a change or two in getting it ready to pass on to my kids.spaghetti pie cut in pie piecesThe recipe I have calls for a loonie size amount of spaghetti. For those who don’t know, the loonie is the Canadian one dollar coin, not to be confused with its sister, the twonie, the two dollar coin. The loonie’s diameter is 26.5 mm.spaghetti noodles held in a fist over a pot of boiling water Since this is a strange way to measure pasta and most of my readers are American, I have estimated that it is 3 oz. of spaghetti.

Spaghetti Pie Ingredients

  • Spaghetti – Adds a delicious and hearty base to the pie.
  • Butter – Adds richness and flavor to the dish. It helps to coat the spaghetti and enhance its taste.
  • Parmesan Cheese –  Helps to bind the ingredients together.
  • Egg – The beaten egg is used as a binding agent in the recipe. It helps to hold the spaghetti and other ingredients together as the pie bakes.
  • Lean Ground Beef – The half-pound of lean ground beef adds protein and a savory taste to the spaghetti pie. 
  • Onion – The onion is sautéed along with the ground beef to provide a delicious base.
  • Garlic – Enhances the overall taste of the dish.
  • Tomato Sauce – Serves as the base for the sauce that coats the spaghetti.
  • Oregano, Basil, and Parsley: These herbs add a burst of flavor to this recipe.
  • Salt and Pepper – They add a balance of saltiness and spice to the spaghetti pie.
  • Mozzarella Cheese – Grated mozzarella cheese is sprinkled on top of the pie. It melts and forms a golden and gooey layer that adds a creamy texture and cheesy goodness.

plate of spaghetti and sauce topped with melted white cheese

How to Make Homemade Spaghetti Pie

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Cook the spaghetti noodles according to package directions.
  2. Drain. Mix with the butter, Parmesan cheese and beaten egg. 
  3. Press the noodle mixture down into a pie plate to create a spaghetti crust.
  4. Brown the ground beef until it is no longer pink. Add the onions and garlic and continue to stir. 
  5. Mix in the tomato sauce and spices. Simmer on low heat for a few minutes to give the flavors a chance to meld.

spaghetti noodles in a hand, in a pie plate, then covered in sauce and cheese in the pie plate

Freezer Directions: 

Cover the ”pies” with plastic wrap and then foil before freezing.

Cooking instructions:

Pull the pie out of the freezer to thaw it. 

Put it in the oven at 375 degrees until cooked thoroughly. 

Why You’ll Love Spaghetti Pie 

  • Spaghetti Pie is more comforting than regular spaghetti. You don’t have to do anything too different, but it’s super delicious! 
  • You can also easily customize this recipe too. You can add your favorite toppings or vegetables to make it that much more customized. 
  • I have found that this recipe is also great for leftovers. It’s fantastic to be able to pull it out of the fridge the next day! 

FAQs for Spaghetti Pie 

Can I customize the ingredients in spaghetti pie? 

Yes, spaghetti pie is a versatile dish that can be customized to your liking. You can add vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, or spinach to the meat sauce for added flavor and nutrition. You can also experiment with different types of cheese or spices to suit your taste preferences.a pie plate with spaghetti cut in pie wedges

Can I use leftover spaghetti to make spaghetti pie? 

Absolutely! Spaghetti pie is a great way to use up leftover spaghetti. Simply mix the leftover spaghetti with the other ingredients, layer it in a pie dish, and bake as directed.

How long does spaghetti pie last in the refrigerator? Spaghetti pie can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Make sure to cover it tightly with plastic wrap or transfer it to an airtight container to keep it fresh.

How do I reheat spaghetti pie? 

To reheat spaghetti pie, you can either microwave individual slices or bake it in the oven at 350°F (175°C) until heated through. Make sure to cover it with foil to prevent it from drying out.

Whether you’re looking for a quick meal or need a budget friendly dinner that can feed the whole family, this fun recipe is perfect! 

If your family enjoys this recipe as much as ours does, you’ll likely also love our Cheeseburger Pie.

Spaghetti Pie
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 337 kcal
  • 3 oz. spaghetti loonie size
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 lb. lean ground beef cooked and cooled
  • onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • mozzarella cheese grated
Assembly instructions:
  1. Cook the spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Drain. Mix with the butter, Parmesan cheese and beaten egg. Press the noodle mixture down into a pie plate to create a spaghetti crust.
  2. In a medium bowl, add ground beef, onions, garlic, tomatoes and spices.

  3. Top the 'pie crust' with the meat sauce. Sprinkle grated mozza cheese over the top and and cover with plastic wrap. Cover with foil and freeze.

Cooking instructions:
  1. Thaw. Remove plastic wrap and foil. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve.