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

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!

Spaghetti pie slice on a white plate

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 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 few crispy noodles.

Spaghetti Casserole viewed from above

Tips for a Spaghetti Casserole

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 325ΒΊ for 1 1/2 hours or till cooked through and cheese is melted and bubbly.

Steps to Make Spaghetti Pie with Sour Cream

  1. The crust is composed of cooked spaghetti noodles, 2 beaten eggs and some Parmesan cheese.
  2. Next, these noodles are mixed with the eggs and Parmesan.
  3. Then, they are poured into poured into a greased pie dish.
  4. After than there are layers of sour cream, cooked ground beef, spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  5. 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.


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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

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

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


  • 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. Top with sour cream, then ground beef, spaghetti sauce, and finally the mozzarella.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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


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79 comments on “Spaghetti Pie with Sour Cream”

  1. This is actually very appealing to me and I am going to try it!

  2. this looks gooooooood! Great post πŸ™‚

  3. I’ve heard of these, but never tried. I would love to – looks great!

  4. This sounds good. I never heard of it until now

  5. perfectly sliced yours is! I’ve made the Jessica Seinfeld version, with broccoli. But yours is a heartier version that my little family would enjoy.

    I saw on Twitter that you asked about the no-movement on foodbuzz, I’ve noticed it too. Nothing since January 27. ?!

    Good day to you πŸ™‚

  6. yummy, I think my mom used to make something similar πŸ™‚ delicious!

  7. This looks really good. I even have a little bit of spaghetti sauce in the freezer!

  8. oh my the memories this just brought back, although my family never made this or I. My best friends mom did in high school. I use to look forward to going there for dinner as this was one heck of a tasty dish. Bet the kids and hubby would enjoy this one too… thanks for giving me that flash back.. boy do I miss those years!

  9. Liz, it sounds too good to be true! I’m sure this is the kind of dish that pleases even the pickiest people. I must remember to try it soon.

  10. I love this idea. When I have left over spaghetti I save it and then add veggies to it and bake it like I pie. Those cripy bit of pasta are the best.

  11. I remember eating a similar dish a potluck a long time ago, but I never made it. It’s a good way to use leftover pasta and sauce.:) Thanks for sharing!

  12. This looks fantastic. I wasn’t too thrilled as I was reading ‘cottage cheese,’ but you got me back when you said this recipe used sour cream. I’m sold.

  13. Spaghetti is one of my all time faves from childhood. This would be a great change to serve even for guests. Thanks for posting this one!

  14. Its also new to me Lizzy but your pics says it all that it was worth the try and looks superb. I will surely enjoy it too.

  15. you have a similar thing in my Facebook album with macaroni and tomato sauce baked together in the oven. Extremely yummy and quick and simple.
    I often just mix pasta with sour cream and eggs and grated cheese and put in the oven for 20 minutes. I’m a simple raccoon πŸ™‚
    But my favourite pasta is with potatoes, very typical for my Vojvodina, I must explain it to you once…

  16. Wow… what a cool way to eat spaghetti. You know I love me some spaghetti. I am definitely putting this on my must try list. I think my kids will love it. πŸ™‚ Have a great Tuesday!!

  17. I have a similar recipe in a couple of old recipe books. I don’t know why I haven’t tried it yet, as yours looks delicious. When my kids were young they didn’t like anything that resembled a casserole.

  18. I saw a similar recipe of this pie in one of the Chinese cookbook that I borrowed but that pie looks very thin πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ This is another great way to cook spaghetti πŸ˜‰

  19. I HAVE to make this – the girls would adore it – thanks!
    Mary x

  20. This is a tried and true old-time favourite, Thanks for posting.

  21. I never heard of spaghetti pie until I moved to MN! But they have been popping up in Italian cookbooks as a way to use up leftover spaghetti. (But I won’t go the cottage cheese route.) Saving this – because it is a sure-fire family-pleaser!

  22. I have never heard of spaghetti pie. But I have to tell you that it sounds really good. Specially on a cold day like today.

  23. Um, This basically puts my favorite comfort food in to a pie dish covered in cheese. It’s like a small foodie miracle. Thank you for introducing me to this!

  24. Mmmm – I haven’t made spaghetti pie for years (I make it in a springform pan). Really yummy stuff.


  25. How creative!I have never came across something like this.

  26. Spaghetti pie is a new one on me, but it looks scrumptious. I’ll definitely have to try it!

  27. I’ve made a version of this a long time ago and it does sound a little strange at first but really, what’s not to like? noodles, sauce, cheese and meat? Yum! I agree that the crispy noodles are the best part!

  28. Wow, so simple and yummy! This goes on my to-do-list!

  29. Spaghetti pie is one of our family favorites. I have to make it without the meat but it is still delicious with all that cheese.

  30. Awesome idea, reminds me of a recipe I use to make years ago: spaghetti pizza with a pasta crust.

  31. This is a perfect weeknight meal…I always seem to have a cup of sauce left every time I open a jar of Rao’s sauce. This is the perfect use for that!

  32. I’m a former midwesterner, and have never heard of spaghetti pie, but it looks amazing–I can see why people are so fond of it.

  33. Lizzy, This is a terrific recipe. I am always trying to think of new ideas to use up cooked pasta and spaghetti sauce. I also love this recipe because it is quick and easy – something you can whip up when time just slips by you. Thanks for the great post.

  34. Lizzy, its great to be able to use leftover and make something different and yummy!

  35. Thank you for visiting my blog Liz. I love spaghetti. Spaghetti pie is a new for me but looking at your pictures I can hardly wait to try it out.

  36. I’m very tempted to make this except both my brother and Theresa hate spaghetti. :

  37. This looks delicious! Perfect for a cold winter night!

  38. I have a friend that used to make Spaghetti pie…it was always delicious. Yours looks yummy!

  39. Not sure why, but this looks so much tastier than regular spaghetti! Perhaps it is just the cheese on top or the shape..Anyhow this looks like a great one to serve on a busy weeknight. Saved this recipe!

  40. Lizzy this sound and look fantastic, you know my son love really love spaguettis I will try this dear:))

  41. Now this is new to me. I am intrigued!

  42. I’ve never seen spaghetti pie before! it looks delicious and almost better than lasagna, I can’t wait to try it

  43. I have heard of spaghetti pie before, but have never tried it. After seeing your post I think I will have to give it a try, I know my family would love it.

  44. I’ve never heard of spaghetti pie but it certainly looks wonderful.

  45. Una receta novedosa y hermosa me encanta una excelente propuesta,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  46. I’ve never heard of this. It looks delicious and a great way to serve spaghetti!

  47. I ve never heard it either but this dish looks delicious!

  48. There’s just something about spaghetti pie that says yes to me every time.

  49. My mom used to make this. I haven’t had it in so many years – I will have to remedy that!

  50. Actually, I used to have a spaghetti pie recipe, as well at least 30yrs ago…that’s ages ago, and mine came from one of those little church binder cookbooks but have gotten rid of that book a long time ago. Love yours with all that yummy cheese on the top, and really made in a pie pan…looks so incredible!

  51. That’s crazy! I have never heard of that – pie + spaghetti. Oh, yes.

  52. I’m not sure I have heard of spaghetti pie, but I have heard of spaghetti tacos, lol. This looks pretty yummy though! You can never go wrong with spaghetti!

  53. Hmm…I’ve never had spaghetti pie and it didn’t sound like something I’d make…until I saw your post. It looks really delicious and fairly simple to make. I guess I’ll need to put a box of spaghetti on my shopping list πŸ™‚

  54. This sounds like a perfect meal. I love how it would be great for busy families, just heat it up and go, YUM! Hugs, Terra

  55. That’s something very new to me – Spaghetti Pie!!Never thought I could bake Spaghetti into this delicious pie.It looks wonderful and must taste smashingly good.Drooling for a bite already:)

  56. Spaghetti pie was, hilariously, the first dinner I ever made my husband – back in the day when he was still just a boyfriend. I didn’t know what he’d think, but he loved it! I make mine with ricotta. It’s a keeper. So is he. πŸ™‚

  57. I have never had spaghetti pie, Lizzy, but that’s about to change. I am absolutely intrigued by your creation and I have lots of spaghetti looking for a dish to belong to.

  58. I don’t think I have heard of this dish before, but I bet my boys would love it πŸ™‚

  59. hmm… never heard of this till now! definitely interesting and I will be bookmarking this recipe!


  60. I’m baking this for my next dinner party! Comfort food at its best!

  61. Never made this amazing dish with spaghetti: yum! Here is pretty popular the frittata di Carnevale, a spaghetti – eggs frittata stuffed with cheese, sausage and more… very tasty… baci

  62. Oh gosh, I remember my Pepe & Sue bought my sister and I our first cookbook and my Mom let us pick out 1 meal a week from it for us to cook together and my first pick was spaghetti pie!

  63. How fun is this!? I love this kind of clever, delicious, comfort food. This needs to happen in my kitchen!

  64. o my lord..that cheese topping has me seriously drool…this is such a great idea for a comforting and delicious meal.

  65. Actually, I’ve never had a spaghetti pie. I only made a spaghetti casserole, but the goal was some kind of semi-dry / a little crispy dish. It was delicious, but of course I love this pasta pie loaded with meat, sauce, and cheese more! This is when a pizza meets pasta, I guess πŸ™‚ Very delicious!

  66. This sounds delicious! I bet it would be a hit with so many families! I really like the idea of using sour cream. I have used creme fraiche before for a similar recipe and I know how good it is.

  67. Talk about a blast from the past πŸ™‚ I haven’t had this in years but it looks delicious! Plus, it seems that anything Italian is always a hit!

  68. I’ve never thought of making spaghetti pie. Looks delicious

  69. Wow that is a delicious looking slice of spaghetti pie, I need to make your version mine never looked this great! BRAVO!

  70. What a neat dish! I’ve heard of this (maybe from you when you originally posted this!) but haven’t gotten around to making it. Really should try it — it sounds like so much fun. Thanks!

  71. Wow, what a great recipe Liz…I am loving the idea of using spaghetti as one of the layers of this pie…thanks for sharing it!
    Have a great rest of the week!

  72. What a delicious and super comforting dinner. I’m sure it would be a hit with my family, too. πŸ™‚ ~Valentina

  73. Love this recipe. I can easily adapt it when I make spaghetti with meat sauce. I always have spaghetti and sauce left over. What a great way to use up leftovers.

  74. When I first looked at this I thought it was going to be a complicated recipe, but you’ve made it so easy. Thanks. Looks delicious!

  75. Interesting! My husband mentioned spaghetti pie years ago, and he’s from kansas. I thought you would mix the sour cream in with the spaghetti, but I love it on top. And for more decadence, you could always add some ricotta in with the spaghetti? I’m all about decadence!!!

  76. Just made this tonight and loved it! Subbed ground turkey for my non-beef eating hubby. It was so easy and I was able to make it in stages in between wrangling my kids. Definitely going on my regular rotation πŸ™‚ Just crossing my fingers my kids will like it too…
    Thanks, Liz!

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