Fill a pre-made pie shell with a layer of spaghetti coated with egg white and Parmesan, spread with a creamy mix of egg yolk, ricotta, parsley and mozzarella, spoon in a meaty tomato sauce, then top with mozzarella and bake for a sensational party dish.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 6 ounces cooked and drained spaghetti
- 1 egg white
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 pound lean ground beef
- 1 1/4 cups spaghetti sauce
- 1 egg yolk
- 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 (9 inch) pie shell
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a medium size bowl, combine spaghetti, egg white and Parmesan cheese. Place mixture into a 9 inch pie shell.
In a skillet over medium heat, cook beef until browned. Add spaghetti sauce, stirring, and cook for 5 more minutes. Set aside.
In a medium size bowl combine egg yolk, ricotta, parsley and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella. Spread cheese mixture over spaghetti mixture in pie shell, spread meat sauce over cheese mixture and top with remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella.
Cover pie with foil and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 35 minutes, removing foil during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Let stand before serving.