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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!

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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.

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Spaghetti pie slice on a white plate

Spaghetti Pie

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

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree, Pasta
  • Method: Mixing, Baking
  • Cuisine: American, Italian-American

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ΒΊ. 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.
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77 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. Yum..how 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.

    πŸ™‚
    ButterYum

  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.

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