Tomato Basil and Romano Ricotta Spaghetti Pies

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 🙂

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Tomato Basil and Romano Ricotta Spaghetti Pies

A simple pasta sauce, some nice whole wheat thin spaghetti noodles, and a Ricotta cheese filling make up these individual little Spaghetti Pies. Just wait until you try them!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 525kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 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

Ricotta Filling

  • 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.


Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 703mg | Potassium: 544mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 599IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 549mg | Iron: 4mg
Keywords: baked pasta, italian dinner recipes, spaghetti pie, spaghetti pie recipe



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92 Responses
  1. Jessica B.

    Jenny: How do you think this holds up for leftovers/reheating? Was thinking it would be an easy go to when I make meals for family w/new baby/death in family/friend who needs a cheer-me-up meal…. Thoughts?

  2. Tina Rhodes

    I made these last night and they were wondeful!!!! Good Luck in the contest!! I voted!!! (I am putting the word out too!)

  3. Chelsea

    Voted for you Jenny! I hope you win!! This recipe looks awesome..I can’t wait to make it for my family.

  4. Lauren

    Super cute recipe – I’ll have to try it out —- I am having trouble imagining the bread on the bottom…… BTW I think you should divide that prize into 3 and make 3 readers happy!

  5. Nancy@acommunaltable

    These are absolutely adorable – I bet your boys absolutely loved them!! Your in my tickler so I am voting every day – no worries, you’ll win!

  6. Cari

    I voted for you!!! I have some picky eaters and have never had a bad reaction when serving your recipes. Where do you find small springform pans? We love spaghetti here!!! Thank you for sharing all of your creations with us.

  7. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Your spaghetti pies look amazing! How creative is this idea. Love that they back inside those spring form pans. You have my votes 🙂

  8. Emily Ballard

    I VOTED! This recipe is adorable! Gives me a reason to go to Sur La Table and get those adorable mini springfoam pans! 🙂 Cant wait to try it!

  9. Brandi Bailey

    I just voted for you! It seems kinda unfair that 2 people can join together and get double the votes!? :/ I’ll keep voting and hope you win!! I think your entry looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it! Good luck!

  10. techkim

    I voted for you. I love this recipe going to make it this weekend. Hey even post on pioneer Woman’s site and her other Tasty Kitchen? You should and maybe get some more votes in. 🙂

  11. lindsay weiss

    Jenny- this is such an innovative and fun idea…you totally deserve this win! (But I’ll still vote every day just to be sure!)

  12. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit

    I love these little individual pies- They look and sound delicious!

  13. Becca

    They look ADORABLY delicious!! I voted for you, but we have got to get to work, because you are WAY behind those dreaded sisters in votes…
    I’m going to share this post and Tweet about you until my fingers fall off! 🙂

  14. meeyeehere

    Hello dear,It looks so fabulous!! I wanna come eat at your house!! I am Italian and I gotta say it looks tastier than any of my Aunts recipes but please don’t tell them!
    I voted and will vote again tomorrow.
    Have a wonderful week

  15. Cindi

    I voted!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to try this scrumptious recipe!! Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your Texas Friend..

  16. Jessi

    I voted and tweeted about it, so hopefully some of my friends help you out, too. I love your site…long time reader…and would love to see you win. Please don’t hesitate to post about this several more times over the next month, so we don’t forget to go back frequently to vote more.

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