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

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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™‚

  6. 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

  7. 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:)

  8. 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™‚

  9. 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.

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

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

    Amanda
    softandstiffpeaks.blogspot.com

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

  13. 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

  14. 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!

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

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

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

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

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

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. 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!!!

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