Monday, July 11, 2011

Sausage Spaghetti Pie

I am going to post several recipes of mine that are Once A Month Cooking (OAMC) recipes.The recipes are doubled so you cook one for now and save one for late!. I have tried all of these and they freeze very well and taste just as great after being frozen. This says a lot because I am not a left over girl, not at all! When a great friend of mine had her last baby I made all of these for her so she could stock her freezer and have them for when her son was born. They loved them so much that she asked for the recipes.

The first is Sausage Spaghetti Pie. I have a recipe for baked spaghetti that is excellent. I find this just as excellent with the added benefit of having an extra I can freeze!

Sausage Spaghetti Pie
Photo from: Taste of Home

1 package (1 pound) spaghetti
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 pounds bulk pork sausage
2 cups water
1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and place in a large bowl. Add eggs and Parmesan cheese. Transfer to three greased 9-in. pie plates; press mixture onto the bottom and up the sides to form a crust. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and Italian seasoning. Spoon into the crusts.
In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in water and tomato paste. Simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until thickened. Spoon over sour cream mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.
Cover and freeze two pies for up to 1 month. Cover and bake third pie at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until heated through.

To use frozen pies: Completely thaw in the refrigerator. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake as directed. Yield: 3 pies, 18 servings, 6 per pie.

Adapted from: Taste of Home

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Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

I was looking over the ingredients wondering if you were feeding a family of 12... Great idea to freeze so you only cook every third time

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

HEY... Just wanted to let you know I am making this dish as we speak! I did cut the recipe and am only making one pie, but it is in the oven and looks fantastic! Will be blogging this later this week (with all due credit of course!)

Tricia @ Recipe Roundup said...

Awesome! Hope you enjoyed it!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

HELLO MY NEW FRIEND!!! Incredible. I must tell you that this is just about the best thing since sliced bread! I made a few changes, mostly using a HOT sausage for adult tastes, but I just loved this recipe!

Posted my version (with plenty of links to yours) this morning. Hope you like what I did to yours...