Spaghetti Pie: When leftovers become lunch…yep, I said pie!

Spaghetti Pie:  When leftovers become lunch...yep, I said pie!

Spaghetti Pie: When leftovers become lunch…yep, I said pie!

Here’s a quickie but a goodie ūüôā

leftover spaghettiRather than re-heat leftover pasta, whether it’s spaghetti with meat sauce, mac n’ cheese or in my case here a vegan pasta putanesca (tomato, black olive and caper sauce), you can turn it into pie!

So, so, so easy. ¬†It’s creamy on the inside, crispy/crunchy on the outside, and if you’re a cheese lover it can even be cheesy gooey on top.

Ready? ¬†This recipe is for one serving. ¬†Multiply by however many you need to serve…or however much you have leftover from dinner.

NOTE: ¬†you need the pasta to be pre-sauced and with flavour, otherwise you’ll end up with a starchy brick of tasteless thumbs-down spaghetti pie…boo.

1 large organic egg

pinch salt and pepper

2 Tbsp grated Parmesan, Mozz or any hard cheese you love.

pinch dried chili flakes, if you like

1 1/2 cups leftover spaghetti or pasta, mixed with sauce

olive oil for greasing pan

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degF. ¬†Use enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom and sides of a 2-cup baking dish (yep, a mini one. ¬†If you don’t have one you could use a larger single-serve ramekin, a French onion soup bowl, or one of those small throw-away aluminum pans you buy in stacks at the grocery store). ¬†Set aside.

2.) In a medium bowl beat egg with a fork and add a pinch of salt and pepper, 1 Tbsp cheese (if using) and chilis (if using).  Add in leftover spaghetti & sauce and toss well to combine with egg mixture.  Pour into oiled pan and top with remaining cheese (if using).

3.) ¬†Bake in oven, middle rack, for 40 minutes. ¬†The top should look golden, a little crunchy from the noodles sticking out, and set in the middle. ¬†NOTE: ¬†The cook time will vary if you’re making more than one portion in a larger dish. ¬†It could take up to an hour.

4.) Allow to cool for 5 minutes, cut into 4 pieces and lift out of the pan and onto a plate.Spag pie

Now, eat something green with this!  A salad, some rapini with garlic (Mmmm) or whatever.

Voila!

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