Spaghetti pie recipe (1974)

Vintage Spaghetti pie recipe - 1970s (1)

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Pie… made of spaghetti? For dinner?

From Better Homes & Gardens – February 1974

This spaghetti pie is the most delicious way we know to stretch one pound of ground beef into six servings.

First, create a “crust” out of cooked spaghetti noodles. Next, fill it in with ground beef, vegetables and sauce, then bake it for 20 minutes.

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Vintage Spaghetti pie recipe - 1970s (1)

Spaghetti pie

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 6 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 well beaten eggs
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 8 ounces canned tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese slices
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain.
  2. Stir in butter.
  3. Add Parmesan cheese and eggs.
  4. Form spaghetti mixture into a crust shape in a buttered 10-inch shallow casserole.
  5. In skillet, cook ground beef, onion, and green pepper until vegetables are tender and meat is browned.
  6. Drain off excess fat.
  7. Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, oregano and garlic salt.
  8. Heat thoroughly.
  9. Layer mozzarella cheese slices over bottom of spaghetti crust.
  10. Fill pie with tomato mixture.
  11. Bake uncovered, in 350 (F) oven for 20 minutes.
  12. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top in the center of pie.
  13. Bake 5 minutes longer to melt cheese.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 479Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 171mgSodium: 709mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 35g

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