Wait until you serve these adorable spaghetti pies up for dinner. I whipped up a fabulously simple pasta sauce, took some nice whole wheat thin spaghetti noodles and a Ricotta cheese filling to create these individual little pies. Just wait until you try them. I baked them in these adorable 5 inch springform pans that I found at Sur La Table. You can also do one large 9 inch springform pan if you’d rather for one large pie 🙂
So, you start with a small piece of french bread dough (I used Pillsbury) and press it into the bottoms of 8 parchment lined springform pans. Then, top with spaghetti noodles and a layer of ricotta cheese mixture.
Time to add your sauce, more noodles, press down…add a little more sauce…..
And the cheese….don’t forget the cheese 🙂 Bake and Voila’, cheesy and gorgeous!
Remove these beauties from the springform pan and enjoy! Hope you love these as much as I do 🙂
Tomato Basil and Romano Ricotta Spaghetti Pies
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup finely chopped white onion
- 2 Tablespoons fresh minced garlic
- 1/2 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- 28 ounces diced tomatoes
- 8 fresh basil leaves chopped
- 1/4 Cup fresh grated Romano Cheese
- 2 Cups Ricotta Cheese
- 1/2 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 Cup fresh grated Romano cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Lawry’s garlic salt with parsley
- 1 pound whole wheat pasta noodles
- 1 roll French Bread dough
- 1/4 Cup fresh grated Romano cheese
- 1 1/2 Cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Heat oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onions for 5-7 minutes or until softened.
- Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute then add ground beef. Cook until crumbled and browned.
- Place diced tomatoes into food processor until nearly smooth.
- Pour into meat mixture, add basil leaves and Romano cheese. Reduce heat to low to simmer.
- Place Ricotta, mozzarella, Romano, salt, pepper and garlic salt into a large bowl and mix to combine.
- Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and run under cold water to stop cooking. With kitchen scissors, cut noodles into smaller pieces.
- Unroll French Bread dough and cut 3 inch pieces. Stretch and press into the bottom of 5 inch springform pans that have been lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 10 minutes then remove from oven.
- Layer a heaping 1/4 Cup pasta noodles evenly over bread, layer with 1/4 Cup Ricotta mixture and top with 1/4 Cup meat sauce.
- Top evenly with an additional 1/4 Cup pasta noodles, Romano cheese and mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and hot.
Am I the only one who questions why anyone would want to clutter their cupboards with tiny springform pans for one recipe, no matter how cute it looks in a picture?
I love the idea of food in little individual serving sizes. It just seems so charming! (Maybe I never got over playing with doll-house-sized toy food when I was a kid.) Thanks for this. Seems like a perfect dish for entertaining because afterall, who doesn’t like spaghetti?!
Does this make (4)5 inch pies or 8?
I’m definitely a fan of personal sized foods, and your individual sized spaghetti seems like a perfect mix of lasagna (b/c the layers), spaghetti, and you can’t forget the pie!
Wow, that look so tasty. I am going to have to make it one of these snowy nights. Thanks for the idea 🙂
These are wonderful and I am going to add meatballs to mine!
Adorable & yummy? You are good. You can count of my vote! : )
I loved your recipe and already voted!
Kisses from Brazil to you!
I don’t have little baby springform pans so I think i’ll give this a try in some big muffin tins instead! I’ve seen little lasagnes made this way too. Seems like it would be really fun for a crowd. A little labor intensive but I bet once you get into the groove it would go pretty quickly!
I’m in love with these individual spaghetti pies. I swear, I could eat spaghetti every night of the week. I would love to try this!
Who knew spaghetti could be so cute?!? I voted for you! 🙂 Good luck!
Awesome recipe. I jsut voted for you. Good Luck.
This recipe looks fantastic… I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing it… off to vote for you!
I LOVE your recipes!!! You are sure to win…..and you will have my daily vote! Best of luck!!
You definitely get my vote! What a fantastic dinner these would make for my family.
These look delicious! You got my vote! Hope you win!!!
These got my vote – lots of luck!
I Voted…. not fair that one of your competitors have two people so that is twice as many votes!! LOL 😉
I will try to vote for you every day love your FAN club in the OC!!!
Wow that looks absolutely amazing! So cute 🙂