If you got an hour to spare and you wish to give everyone a slice of your baking prowess (although it’s really akin to that of a beginner’s), why not whip up this chunky and delicious cheesy spaghetti pie that can impress with every bite? This particular recipe is good enough to serve up to 6 people. So put on your apron, grab the following ingredients, get the oven preheated and ready your ears to hear lots of flattering remarks from your family or friends afterwards.
1/2 lb whole-wheat spaghetti
4 oz Canadian bacon, diced
2 cups of chunky pasta sauce
1 cup of mozzarella cheese, grated
3 tablespoons of parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup of black olives, pitted and chopped coarsely
1/4 cup breadcrumbs, Italian seasoned
4 medium-sized eggs, beaten lightly
1. Get the oven preheated to 350 °F.
2. While the oven’s being prepped, grab a large pot and cook your spaghetti according to the package directions. Once it’s already cooked al dente, drain very well.
3. Stir in your chunky pasta sauce, diced Canadian bacon, grated mozzarella and coarsely chopped olives. Throw into the mix the eggs and stir very well. Set aside.
4. Grab an oven-proof 10-inch non-stick skillet. Coat with cooking spray and sprinkle the inside of the skillet with your Italian-seasoned bread crumbs.
5. With the help of a spaghetti scoop or a large wooden spoon, transfer the spaghetti mix evenly into the greased skillet.
6. Place in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes.
7. Sprinkle your grated parmesan cheese on the top and stash in the oven again for another 10 minutes.
8. Cut into 6 wedges and serve.
There you have it — cheesy spaghetti pie that’s looks so complex to make but is actually trouble-free to whip up. This dish is loaded with complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber from the whole-wheat spaghetti. The Canadian bacon supplies muscle-building protein with minimal amounts of saturated fats due to its leanness. Both the eggs and cheeses are excellent sources of calcium, magnesium, iron, and vitamins A, B6, B12 and D.