Thursday, February 26, 2009

Susan Brown's Recipe Page - Spahghetti Pie

This is a spread in Susan Brown's altered book. She sent me a wonderful ATC and this recipe and picture as a Happy New Year. I just found it yesterday afternoon. I was so impressed with it that I decided to blog it. So this is her Dad's [ Ralph V Novak] recipe for spaghetti pie. I am giving this to you the way she wrote it to me. Sounds great doesn't it.

In Backwoods Alabama, there is a new down home favorite for Sunday Brunch. All you need is left over spaghetti and a few pantry staples, and a pie pan...

In an empty pie pan, spread left over spaghetti or angel hair pasta.
Top with 4 tablespoons of spaghetti sauce.
Then get 1 cup of shredded cheese. Which ever is your favorite or you have on hand.
Layer enough cheese to cover spaghetti noodles.
Then add another layer of pasta, spaghetti sauce and cheese.
Pat all this down in pie pan.
Then add ham, pepperoni, left over sausage. Whatever you have on hand.
Add more spaghetti sauce.
Add fresh vegetables - zucchini or yellow squash, whatever your garden has yielded.
Sprinkle the top layer with Parmesan cheese. Then add another layer of your favorite shredded cheese.
Beat 5 eggs with 1/2 cup milk and slowly pour over the top of the layers. You might have to make a couple of holes in the layers to assure the egg mixture goes everywhere.
Let pie set for 5 to 10 minutes.
Take a knife and cut a split in center to see if liquid comes to top of pan. If not, add a little more of the egg and milk mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees until brown and bubbly - check to see if there is liquid in center - if there is you might need to cook a little longer. Bake until there is no more liquid in center. Enjoy!
This might become a new family favorite and no more leftovers!

I love this recipe, and I like the fact that it is so versatile. You can put a little of everything in it and season accordingly. I am trying this over the weekend. Thank you so much Susan!


Aimeslee Winans said...

Oh, I am ROTFLOL, so true. Don't know about REAL, but SOUTHERN men eat pie, not quiche. That's what I am chuckling at. Awesome photo of Susan's dad, gorgeous journal page, too! Thanks for reprinting the recipe, so cool it's a MAN's.

I will have to sit down and have a ponder about whether I can part with my love for eating leftover COLD spaghetti, though. That's the tough one. winkwink, aimeslee

Unknown said...

this is actually about King Crow, not this post. can you direct me to some info on how to make digital collages? I love the edge effect you used, as well as the whole layered effect. I have Photoshop Elements 6, but can't figure out how to use a border/edge effect. For example, when using a dark border, how do you make the center clear rather than white?
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Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Elizabeth, Thanks so much for sharing my page on your blog. This is not a photo of my Dad - this is a photo that came out of a vintage collage pack of papers. It reminded me of a old time train engineer - very manly with his tin cup. Hope you like the recipe - let me know how you changed it up : ) Susan