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Spaghetti Pie

spaghetti pie

We’re leaving town next week for a month, which for me translates into: No more going to the grocery store, and I have 6 days left to use up every last morsel of food in the house. While this might sound like a nightmare to many, to me it sounds FUN.  I love turning (what looks like) nothing into something.  It’s when I do my best work. The added challenge this time around is that I just had dental surgery, so everything I make has to be soft-ish. Even more fun.

Last night, I made Spaghetti Pie…a.k.a I turned a wrinkly lemon, 1/2 bag frozen spinach, and 1/2 box of spaghetti noodles into “dinner.” It was so tasty that I had it again for breakfast!

spaghetti pie

Spaghetti Pie is basically like a frittata, only with noodles in it in addition to eggs, vegetables and cheese. The squeeze of lemon gives this “pie” a bright, sunny flavor that’s just a little unexpected and so good!

spaghetti pie

This meal is a great way to use up leftover noodles (any shape), or when you just need a quick weeknight dinner. It’d also be perfect for a brunch entree.

Spaghetti Pie
 
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Spaghetti pie is a great way to repurpose leftover noodles into a healthy and delicious dinner. You can even serve it for brunch!
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Recipe type: Dinner or breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ (or a little more) of a 16-oz bag of frozen spinach (or 3 cups packed fresh leaves)
  • 2 cups cooked spaghetti noodles
  • salt & pepper
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Handful of fresh chopped Italian Parsley (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat a generous drizzle of olive oil (use garlic or herb oil if you have it) in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add noodles to pan and let cook 3 min.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk eggs, milk, lemon juice, spinach, cheese, and parsley together in a large bowl along with a large pinch of salt & small pinch of pepper.
  3. Pour egg mixture into pan with noodles and let cook over medium-low heat until the edges brown and the top edges begin to solidify. Turn heat to low, put a lid on the skillet and cook until the eggs are cooked through (slightly firm when you press on the middle of the pie).
  4. Let cool a few minutes then slice into wedges and serve with another sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Maria Ramirez
    June 25, 2010 at 10:54 am

    You are so creative!!! I wish I had the creativity/skill to whip something out of “nothing”.

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    Kelly Planko
    August 3, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Made this last night and it was oh so good. Shawn’s favorite is a spaghetti pizza that i make, but now this one wins top prize.

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    What’s caught my attention | The Domestikated Life
    October 2, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    […] Unique AND easy? I will take it. This is going on next week’s meal plan. Spaghetti Pie […]

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