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Spaghetti Pie

28 Aug

Your Kids’ New Favorite Dinner

This spaghetti-casserole fusion adds in some sure-to-please ingredients like bacon and cheese. It just might be your family’s new favorite.

Yields: 6 main-dish servings
Total Time: 1 hr
Prep Time: 20 min
Oven Temp: 350

 Ingredients:
– 1 pound(s) spaghetti
– 4 strip(s) bacon, chopped
 1 large (10- to 12-ounce) red onion, finely chopped
 1 container(s) (15-ounce) part-skim ricotta cheese
 4 large eggs
 2 cup(s) (2-percent) reduced-fat milk
 1 teaspoon(s) cayenne (ground red) pepper
 1 cup(s) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
 Salt
 2 cup(s) frozen peas

 Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling on high. Cook spaghetti as label directs.

3. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook bacon on medium 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. To fat in pan, add onion. Cook 4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

4. While onion cooks, in very large bowl, whisk ricotta, eggs, milk, cayenne, half of Parmesan, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

5. Drain spaghetti well. Stir into ricotta mixture along with peas, bacon, and onion. Spread in even layer in 3-quart shallow baking dish. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan on top.

6. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until set.

 http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/spaghetti-pie-kids-favorite-dinner-132000934.html

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