Does this look like a pasta pie? Yes, it does, isn't that crazy? Just hear me out: If you love cheese, and are looking for a fun dish to serve at a potluck, or just for dinner, you'll love this 3-cheese spaghetti pasta pie recipe.

– ½ pound spaghetti [0.48 kg] – 1 ½ tablespoons of salt divided – 2 eggs large – ¾ cup grated Parmigiano reggiano Parmesan cheese – 4 tablespoons olive oil divided – 1 ½ cup ricotta cheese – 1 ½ cup tomato sauce or canned crushed tomatoes – 2 cloves garlic sliced very thinly  – 3 large tomatoes sliced (¼") – ½ tablespoon of Italian seasoning – 1 teaspoon oregano ground – 1 teaspoon chopped basil – ¼ teaspoon black pepper freshly-cracked, – ½ cup grated Mozzarella cheese


Line the bottom of the baking pan with a circle of parchment paper. Grease the baking pan with half the olive. Set aside.Preheat the oven to 350°F [175º].

Step 1:

Boil the spaghetti in a large pot of salted water over medium-high heat and simmer until it's slightly softer than al dente (about a minute over the time indicated in the package directions). Drain all the liquid.

Step 2:

While the pasta boils, whisk eggs, and mix them with Parmesan in a bowl.  Once the pasta is removed from the water, add the egg mixture to the pasta while still very hot and mix well. Pour the pasta into the baking pan, and arrange to build up on the edges to form the "pie shell".

Step 3:

On a separate plate, season the tomatoes with Italian seasoning, oregano, basil, pepper, and salt to taste.

Step 4:

Cover the ricotta with tomato sauce, then layer the garlic. Arrange the tomatoes on top of the tomato sauce. Drizzle it with the remaining olive oil.

Step 5:

Bake covered with aluminum foil, but with a hole in the center for steam to escape for 20 minutes. The foil is to protect the edge from drying out. Remove it from the oven, discard the foil and cover with the mozzarella and return to the oven until the mozzarella has melted.

Step 6:

Remove from the oven. Let the pie cool for a couple of minutes before serving.

Step 7:

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