Pasta Pie

Being a mom, one the hardest things is finding new recipes that your family will love and easy for you to make. I just think I know what my girls will love to eat and they will tell me that they are NOT going to eat what I just cooked! At our house, my families tastes keep changing, so I’m always on a quest to find the new, best thing in food.

This recipe looks so impressive but is so easy to put together! I know it’s a complete hit, when my daughter comes home from school and asks if there is leftovers? This adult and kid approved and it will become one of your families favorites!


1 pound pasta- your favorite kind
1 pound ground beef
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
3 large eggs
2 cups marinara sauce
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus 3 Tablespoons
2 Tablespoons parsley
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, plus 1 cup
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease generously a 9 inch spring form pan, or a 9 inch cake pan.
  • In a large pot, bring a salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook 3 to 4 minutes less than the package instructions. so the pasta is very al dente. Drain and reserve a small amount of the pasta water.
  • In a skillet, brown the beef on a medium heat. Season with salt and pepper. Place the beef onto a plate covered with paper towels. Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel. 
  • Heat the olive oil in the skillet over a medium heat and saute onions and garlic, about 4 to 5 minutes, and then remove from the heat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, marinara, ricotta, 1/2 cup Parmesan, 1/2 cup mozzarella, parsley, salt, pepper and two Tablespoons reserved pasta water. Add the cooked pasta, beef, onion, and garlic. Toss to evenly coat. Pour into the prepared pan. Top with the rest of the mozzarella and Parmesan.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and golden brown. Let sit for about 5 minutes, and then remove from the pan. Serve and enjoy!!!





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48 thoughts on “Pasta Pie”

  1. Okay, so this looks INCREDIBLE…I understand why it was featured! Thank you so much for stopping by Turn it Up Tuesday. I can't wait to see what you post next!

  2. This really does look like a family favourite! I'm definitely looking forward to giving it a try. Thank you for sharing your delicious Pasta Pie with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Hope to 'see' you again this week!

  3. Yum! My boys love pasta so I know this would be a hit at our house. It makes the dish more fun as a pie rather than a traditional plate or bowl of pasta. With the assortment of spices and cheese, this can be jazzed up in hundreds of new ways to enjoy a quick and easy meal with a variety.

  4. Hold the phone! This is freaking genius! Seriously such a great idea combining the love of pasta with the glorious pizza pie. I could see a drizzle of extra sauce being absolutely perfection here.

  5. OMG I used to have this all the time when I worked in retail. The cafeteria called it pasta bake, and it came in individual little dishes, and was totally delicious. Thanks for the memory, I need to throw this onto the menu plan this week!

  6. Pasta is definitely my weakness, and this looks amazing! It even looks like you could even sneak and cut off a cold slice the morning after for a quick breakfast 😉

  7. It’s so funny when I was a kid we had to eat what my mom put on the table whether we liked it or not. Sometimes that was pure torture. Luckily, she was a good cook and always tried different things. It is hard to get kids to eat these days so finding great recipes everyone loves is essential.

  8. Oh my goodness!! Why would y’all do this to me, when I’m trying to be healthier in 2018, combine two of my favorite foods…or I guess, one of my favorite foods and one of my favorite food SHAPES. Looks SO yummy!

  9. This is such a fun presentation for a favorite meal! Our most favorite slice of pizza at a local restaurant is their baked ziti pizza. It sounds silly because they really are a New York family but it’s the best thing ever! This pasta pie reminded me of that and I’m sure my daughters will love it!

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