Friday, April 5, 2013

Spaghetti Pizza Pie

Is it just me....or do leftovers in the fridge induce stress? Maybe it's because of the way I was raised (clean plate club, anyone?) or maybe it's because I know the time and money that went into making the meal....but when I see containers of food piling up on the shelves, I feel like I need to come up with a plan....quick!

So when I peeked in the fridge the other day and saw the spaghetti (still) sitting there from a few nights earlier....the same spaghetti I had unsuccessfully tried to get my kids to eat for lunch 2 days in a row... I could feel myself getting worked up. With the kids on spring break and Jorden taking the end of the week off, I knew I'd be left with no other option than to toss it....unless....

I could come up with another plan! Enter Spaghetti Pizza Pie - spaghetti in a garlic-butter pizza pie crust....

 covered in melted cheese and served up like pie....or pizza....or a little bit like spaghetti. You pick!

Spaghetti Pizza Pie
1 (6.5 oz) package pizza crust
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. kosher salt 
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
4 c. leftover spaghetti (approximate)
1/2 c. pizza sauce
2 c. mozzarella cheese 

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Mix pizza dough according to package instructions. Spread on bottom and up sides of lightly greased springform pan.
3. Combine melted butter, garlic, salt, and Italian seasoning. Pour over crust and bake 5 minutes.
4. Remove crust from oven; top with spaghetti (packed down), pizza sauce, cheese, and additional Italian seasoning.
5. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are golden brown.


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  1. This made me laugh out loud! I was raised the same way and have the same anxieties! Sometimes when I feel the need to rebel I toss something my mom would have "used up"!

    Looks like a great recipe. I never would have thought of a spring form!

  2. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” ― C.S. Lewis Ha! I've told my husband, "Don't put it in there unless you are going to eat it."

  3. I make my kids eat leftovers for the same reason-all the time and effort I put into making it all. But truly, I hate leftovers! If I turned leftovers into this, my kids would have a new appreciation for the previous nights meal! Great idea!

  4. This is a great post - I feel the same about leftovers. I'm going to add this to my menus - I don't like wasting food and this certainly doesn't look like a leftover! Great pics, as always!

  5. We have gone from a house of 8 down to just hubby and myself! Yes, leftovers are a big issue. One of my goals this year is to waste less food--in turn it would save money, right. Hubby likes leftovers in his lunch which helps. But the produce drawer gets the best of me! Omelets and quiche are great ways to help in this area. I'm doing better but it is a work!
    Anyway--I love your spaghetti pie, what a yummy way to serve the leftovers. Good job Mama!

  6. Good idea......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  7. Awesome leftover idea! You just combined my husband's top two favorite meals : )
    Thanks so much for sharing at Time to Sparkle Tuesday!

    xoxo Liz

  8. That looks so good! Cant wait to try!

  9. What a great way to use up left over spaghetti, brilliant! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Skip to My Lou :)

  10. Raised the same way but I don't think it's a bad thing. People in the USA waste too much. Why? Living in Honduras, a third world country and seeing people not having food and having to treat malnourished children, makes me more aware.
    This pizza looks great. Makes me want to go out and make one but I don't have any leftover spaghetti.

    Consider yourself hugged,

  11. What a perfect way of using left overs. I'm going to have to try this with my left overs now

  12. I bet my husband would enjoy this! He's a fan of pizza and spaghetti and, well anything really! Thanks for sharing this at the Pinterest Power Party!


  13. Your recipes are making me hungry tonight, lol! Thanks for linking up this post to The Weekend re-Treat! on The Best Blog Recipes. I wanted to stop by and "Pin" your post while I was here tonight :)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  14. This looks fabulous. Just pinned another one. :) Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent.

  15. Looks delicious! I was also raised on the "clean plate" motto, so I totally understand your inability to toss leftovers!

    Thanks for sharing this over at Much Ado About Monday. We hope to see you next week! :)


  16. That pizza looks great, I like how you transformed your leftovers into something new. I've got a leftovers phobia and once something's in the fridge I really don't like to eat it again - so I always try to cook just the right amount because I also hate to have to throw food away (which basically means if I do end up with leftovers they will just sit in the fridge forever and torment me)!

  17. I like that Clean Plate Club! Every family member should be active members of that club! :)) Got you from the Busy Bees' link up.


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