Monday, September 24, 2012

Spaghetti Pepperoni Pie

I am always looking for new recipes to try for lunches.  Recently I purchased a package of pepperoni that was near its sell-by date for half off.

I remembered a recipe I had clipped from a Family Circle magazine some time ago.  I made a few adaptations and made the recipe for lunch.  We liked it, and I think it is a dish that would appeal to kids.

Turkey pepperoni can be used in this dish.  I don’t care for it, so I degrease regular pepperoni using the microwave.  I have included the directions to do that in the recipe.



Spaghetti Pepperoni Pie
1/2 lb. spaghetti, broken into thirds
1/3 c. dry bread crumbs
2 T. grated parmesan cheese (the shelf stable kind)
1/2 t. Italian seasoning
4 oz. sliced pepperoni (may use turkey pepperoni if desired)
1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
4 large eggs, slightly beaten
3 T. grated parmesan cheese

Prepare spaghetti according to package directions, cooking for 8 minutes.  Drain spaghetti and set aside.  Meanwhile, combine  bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning in a small bowl and mix well.  Pour into the bottom of a 10-inch pie pan and spread evenly.  Set aside.  Line a microwave safe plate with a paper towel.  Place pepperoni slices on plate as you would for a pizza.  Cover with another paper towel.  Add another layer of pepperoni slices.  Cover with another paper towel.  Repeat one more time.  Cover with a paper towel.  Place plate in microwave and microwave on high about 30 seconds.  Pat top paper towel to help it absorb excess grease from pepperoni.  Stack 5 or 6 slices of pepperoni and cut into quarters with kitchen shears.  Repeat with remaining pepperoni.  Add pepperoni, spaghetti sauce and 1 1/2 c. mozzarella cheese to spaghetti.  Mix well.   Add eggs and mix until very well blended.  Carefully turn spaghetti mixture into bread crumb lined pie pan.  Spread spaghetti evenly.  Place in a 350 degree oven and bake 30 minutes.  Sprinkle remaining mozzarella and the 3 T. grated parmesan cheese over the top of spaghetti.  Bake 10 minutes for or until cheese has melted.  Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes.  Cute pie into 6 wedges.  Serves 6.


 Linking to:  Melt in Your Mouth Monday

4 comments:

  1. MMM - looks great. Fabulous closeup photo too.

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  2. looks like a great way to combine pizza and spaghetti! (and fun too) :)

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  3. This is totally new to me. Thanks for sharing a great recipe. I am your newest follower too!

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  4. This looks so good! THanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

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