This was called poor man's lasagna when I was a kid.

Nana

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside in a bowl. Cook and stir onion and green bell pepper in the same skillet until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir onion, green pepper, and spaghetti sauce into ground beef.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Let pasta cool slightly and stir beaten eggs and Parmesan cheese into spaghetti.

  • Spread spaghetti mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Spread ricotta cheese over pasta mixture in an even layer; top with ground beef mixture. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly over the top of the casserole.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the casserole is set in the center and the cheese topping is melted and lightly browned, about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

543 calories; protein 37.1g 74% DV; carbohydrates 42.9g 14% DV; fat 24g 37% DV; cholesterol 151.1mg 50% DV; sodium 752.5mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2013
I also make this recipe only I use cottage cheese instead of ricotta. This is a favorite of my two kids they love to eat spoonfuls of this between two pieces of garlic bread. This is a great cheap meal to make that bends and stretches well to use what you have on hand and also to feed the family more than one day. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2013
We thought this was good. I had to add some garlic salt to the meat for flavor. The ricotta was hard to spread evenly. I think next time I will mix the egg parm and ricotta with the noodles and then spread in the pan. For the reviewer who didn't like the pasta sticking together- Remember the spaghetti is supposed to be stuck together- hence the name pie. Read More
(5)
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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2013
I also make this recipe only I use cottage cheese instead of ricotta. This is a favorite of my two kids they love to eat spoonfuls of this between two pieces of garlic bread. This is a great cheap meal to make that bends and stretches well to use what you have on hand and also to feed the family more than one day. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2013
We thought this was good. I had to add some garlic salt to the meat for flavor. The ricotta was hard to spread evenly. I think next time I will mix the egg parm and ricotta with the noodles and then spread in the pan. For the reviewer who didn't like the pasta sticking together- Remember the spaghetti is supposed to be stuck together- hence the name pie. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2013
this is an old family favorite...I make it with a bit more seasoning and addition of sausage and a layer veggies. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2013
I followed the recipe as written. This was good although the spaghetti was all suck together when I was trying to serve it up on the plates. I did add a little oil when i cooked the pasta to prevent the stickiness. The ricotta cheese was not melted enough for me so I will bake it for a little longer next time. The problem may have been I made it earlier in the day and put it in the frig for a couple of hours before baking it. I also though it was alot of extra work for a pasta dinner. I am not sure if I will make again but it was enjoyed by the family. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
05/24/2013
This was simple to throw together but the flavor was only okay. I definitely thought it could have used more seasoning to kick it up a notch. It was too bland for my taste. My toddler enjoyed it though. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2019
I make this with bulk Italian Sausage instead of hamburger for more flavor. I also sautee green pepper and onions while cooking the sausage and use four or five eggs. The noodle base is supposed to be firm like a pie. (Someone said the noodles stuck together) I make a large batch in two glass pie plates because my husband and I LOVE leftovers. Read More
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