Layered Pasta Pie

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Kathy W

By
@Kattyw

This is my version of a savory pasta pie. Don't let the number of steps intimidate you. It really is an easy dish to make and oh so delicious!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb
    vermicelli or spaghetti, broken into 3rds, cooked and drained.
  • 1/3 c
    onion, finely chopped
  • 4 clove
    garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    grated, fresh romano cheese, divided
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1
    (15-16 oz) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 pkg
    (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 jar(s)
    (24-26 oz) pasta sauce, your favorite (you could even use pizza sauce)

How to Make Layered Pasta Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. While pasta is cooking, saute onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Drain pasta and place in a small mixing bowl. Add onion and garlic mixture and mix well. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  3. Thaw spinach and drain well. (place in a strainer and press liquid out using a spoon)
  4. When pasta mixture is warm, not hot, add 1 slightly beaten egg, and 1/2 cup grated romano. Mix well.
  5. Press pasta mixture into a 9", well greased, spring form pan.
  6. Separate the yolks of 2 eggs from the whites. Reserve the egg whites. Combine the 2 egg yolks, ricotta cheese, spinach, salt and pepper and rest of the romano cheese.
  7. Spread the ricotta mixture over the pasta layer.
  8. In a small mixing bowl, beat the egg whites just until stiff, not dry.
  9. Fold egg whites into 1 1/2 cups pasta sauce. Spoon over spinach layer.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees, for 50-60 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes.
  11. Heat remaining pasta sauce and serve with the pie.

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About Layered Pasta Pie

Course/Dish: Pasta Savory Pies
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian



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