Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Crazy Cooking Challenge: Spaghetti Pie

**Update: I recieved the most clicks and voted Unltimate Recipe! Thank you to Tina and Lesa for an awesome challenge and an awesome recipe!**

          Another Crazy Cooking Challenge is here! Can you believe a month has gone by??? It feels like time flew by so quickly. The theme for this month's challenege is Spaghetti.
I was really excited when Tina unveiled the theme last month because I love spaghetti. I think if I had to choose one comfort food that really makes my day it would be spaghetti. I have a great sauce recipe I posted early on in my blog that we use all the time. However, this was a fun chance to try a different recipe. While browsing different sites I came across Spaghetti Pie from Edesia's Notebook. The recipe reminded me of a dish my Mom made when I was a kid called Spaghetti Pizza. I knew I found my recipe for the Challenge! This recipe is really simple and has great flavor. I loved the creamy flavor from the cream cheese and sour cream paired with the savory sauce. This is a wonderful weeknight meal joined with a crisp sald and you have a winner! Check out my fellow bloggers below for more fantastic spaghetti recipes!

1 tsp olive oil
1 small white onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb lean ground beef
15 oz tomato sauce
1 Tbl italian seasoning
1 1/2 cup light sour cream
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
8oz spaghetti
Cooking Spray
1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


Preheat oven  to 350 degrees.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add onions and garlic and saute until onions begin to soften.  Add ground beef and cook until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain well, and return meat to pan. Stir in tomato sauce, salt, pepper, sugar, and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes

Meanwhile, boil spaghetti according to package directions.  Combine the sour cream, cream cheese, and green onions in a medium bowl and set aside
Place the spaghetti noodles in a 2-quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray. Spread the sour cream mixture over spaghetti noodles. Top with meat mixture. Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese, and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly


  1. So glad you liked it, Ashley! I'm very happy to share the spaghetti pie love!

  2. I chose a recipe for spaghetti pie as well! Great minds :). I hope you'll stop by an visit my Spaghetti Pie


  3. With all this baked spaghetti going around I feel left out! I need to go bake some right now!

  4. I would never of thought to pair cream cheese with Spaghetti, but this looks great! Stop on by #31 if you get a chance!

  5. Nice photo of a nice comforting dish of pasta. andi

  6. I love the idea of spaghetti pie, looks wonderful.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry: Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  7. Lesa has the best recipes, what a great choice!!!!!! new follower here!

  8. Hi Ashley,
    This is a great choice for the CCC! It is fun cooking with you in the CCC, I am # 27. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. holy moly, spaghetti pie, huh? That looks like dynamite! yum. thank you for linking to Foodie Friday! Not Your Ordinary Recipes
    Not Your Ordinary Agent

  10. CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS! Your recipe is the winner of the CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE! Come check out the post and pick up a button if you wish!

  11. Congrats on winning the challenge, Ashley!