Guy Phillips' Spaghetti Pie

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"I picked up a fundraiser book from local dog rescue, Stray Rescue, at a nearby Goodwill. Local radio personality Guy Phillips' Spaghetti Pie recipe was included. Looks good though I will leave out the green pepper (or sub mushrooms) and swap out the canned tomatoes for tomato sauce...just personal preference. The recipe is unchanged other than me re-ordering the ingredients and cleaning up the instructions."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (264.9 g)
  • Calories 456.5
  • Total Fat - 22.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 161.6 mg
  • Sodium - 379.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 4.3 g
  • Protein - 35.2 g
  • Calcium - 213.5 mg
  • Iron - 4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Cook spaghetti via package directions and drain (makes 3 cups).

Step 3

While spaghetti is cooking, cook ground beef or pork with onion and green pepper in a skill until veggies are tender and meat is brown. Drain excess fat. Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, oregano and garlic salt. Heat through.

Step 4

Stir butter into hot spaghetti. Then stir in Parmesan cheese and beaten eggs.

Step 5

Form spaghetti into a crust for a 10 inch pie plate. Spread cottage cheese on top of spaghetti crust.

Step 6

Pour meat mixture over spaghetti topped with cottage cheese. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Sprinkle mozzarella on top and bake 5 minutes more or until cheese melts. Remove from oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Tips & Variations

  • Pie plate
  • Skillet
  • Stovetop pot
  • Strainer



Pure comfort in a pie plate. I used my own spaghetti sauce instead of just the tomatoes, which I think only added to the overall flavor. We loved this as a change from spaghetti and sauce. Winner winner sketti dinner!

review by:
(11 Apr 2020)


I have seen recipes for spaghetti pie for years, but had never tried one. As I was making this, I had doubts about it working, such as being too dry or the cheese layer being too bland, but I followed as written (except using ground turkey and leaving out green pepper-we don’t like each other :) ) It was actually quite moist and not bland at all. Now I have tried it, I will have it often. Thanks for a keeper.

review by:
(29 Sep 2018)

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What a great spaghetti pie -- absolutely loved putting it together and eating it too. LOL The only change I made was to use ricotta cheese vs. cottage cheese. I don't think it altered the flavor much and I really needed to use it up. Will definitely be making this dish again.

(10 May 2018)


Very good spaghetti pie which we enjoyed. A good way to use up some cottage cheese plus other ingredients that are usually on hand. Thanks for sharing!

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(5 Apr 2018)