Monday, May 16, 2016

Spaghetti DeepDish 4 College Cooking

Finding new ways to have traditional meals is always fun and great for putting a twist into dinner.


I have seen this concept of a "spaghetti pie" on multiple occasions, but when I realized how darn easy it was to make (and super delicious)...it seemed perfect for college cooking!! Let's go!

Spaghetti DeepDish

Equipment:
12" Springform (or plain old pyrex rectangle)
Large mixing bowl
Large skillet



Ingredients:
1 lb ground hamburger or sirloin
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lb spaghetti, cooked al dente and drained
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup ricotta
1 cup mozzarella, divided half
1/2 cup parmesan, grated
1/2-1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt
Fresh ground pepper
1-2 Tbls freshly chopped parsley (optional)



Instructions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Preheat oven to 350F degrees and spray your pan with non-stick PAM.
3. Saute onions until translucent.


4. Add meat, garlic, 1 tsp salt, and ground pepper. Brown meat. Set aside.


5. Boil and drain pasta. Drizzle with oil. Set aside.


6. In a large mixing bowl, add marinara, ricotta, 50% mozzarella, parmesan, pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.


7. Add pasta and cooled meat mixture.


8. Stir well and pour into the prepared form.


9. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella and a little extra parmesan.


10. Bake at 350F degrees x 25-30 minutes until top is golden brown.


Always try to invite a few friends for this dish. Prep some extra marinara sauce and parmesan for sprinkling! Add awesome Garlic Bread or a simple salad.