Spaghetti Pie with Sour Cream is a family-friendly pasta dish. Easy to make, this is delicious comfort food with an Italian flare!

Spaghetti pie slice on a white plate

This Spaghetti Casserole is bound to be a hit with your family! With only pasta, gooey cheese, spaghetti sauce, sour cream, and ground beef, kids love it!

Easy Baked Spaghetti Pie with Sour Cream

I’d never heard of spaghetti pie till I moved to Indiana. This seemed to be a popular dish among families here and is typically made with a  crust of spaghetti, a layer of cottage cheese followed by ground beef, spaghetti sauce, and cheese. I clipped this recipe from the paper years ago; this version appealed to me because it was a spaghetti pie with sour cream instead of cottage cheese.

This Italian inspired pie is one of those dishes I whip up when I have some of leftover spaghetti sauce or marinara in the freezer. My favorite part of this Spaghetti Casserole is the very edge of the crust, slightly eggy, with a few crispy noodles.

Spaghetti Casserole viewed from above

Recipe Tips

This Easy Spaghetti Pie is family-friendly and got my family’s seal of approval. It can be tweaked in numerous ways to make it your own.

  • I  love this version with sour cream instead of cottage cheese, but you can go back and use cottage cheese, ricotta, or even cream cheese instead.
  • Use Italian sausage instead of ground beef or throw in some sauteed mushrooms (that would be taboo at my house!).
  • I simply season the ground beef with salt. Adding Italian spices would jazz this up even more.
  • You can also add some minced onion and garlic while sauteing the beef for additional flavor. I like keeping it simple for an easy weeknight meal.
  • If you want to make this spaghetti pie ahead of time, it freezes well.
  • Just wrap the unbaked “pie” with foil and/or plastic wrap and freeze. When you’re ready to serve, bake at 325º for 1 1/2 hours or till cooked through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

How to Make Spaghetti Pie

  1. Make a crust composed of cooked spaghetti noodles, 2 beaten eggs, and some Parmesan cheese.
  2. Next, arrange the pasta mixture in a greased pie dish.
  3. Then, layer sour cream, cooked ground beef, spaghetti sauce, and mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes and dinner is served!

What’s not to love about this spaghetti pie? This is definitely a family-friendly recipe. It would be easy to double or triple and bake in a 9 x 13 pan for a crowd. My Italian Poutine Pie is a similar recipe with a hash brown instead of pasta crust. Plus, this Skillet Taco Pie is comfort food from my childhood.

Slice of spaghetti pie topped with a sprig of basil on a white plate

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This recipe was first posted in January 2012. Photos and text were updated in 2019.

Spaghetti pie slice on a white plate

Spaghetti Pie Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 6 servings

A family favorite entree with a noodle crust, ground beef, spaghetti sauce and mozzarella topping!


  • 6 ounces spaghetti, cooked and cooled
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked with 1 teaspoon seasoning salt, crumbled and drained
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • 8 ounces meatless spaghetti sauce/marinara


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a 9-inch pie plate.
  2. Combine spaghetti, eggs, and Parmesan. Pour mixture into pie plate.
  3. Top with sour cream, then ground beef, spaghetti sauce, and finally the mozzarella.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes.


The next time you make spaghetti or marinara sauce, reserve a cup so you can make this recipe.

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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 514Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 181mgSodium: 980mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 36g


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