Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hillbilly Spaghetti Pie

For my tablesetting, I used my trio of iron angels that I bought years ago at a local trade days.  They are holding star tealight holders from Wal Mart.  I used my little trunk that I fix seasonally.  It is filled with greenery and berries and a big bow.  My grandmother's gorgeous lace tablecloth is scrunched up underneath.
I love doilies and used two as placemats for our cozy dinner for two. 

I used my Old Britain Castles with my Target plates, by Furio on top.  I love the mix of colors and patterns.  Flatware is my red Cambridge from Homegoods.  Crystal is our wedding pattern, Elyse by Franciscan.

The pretty cordials are Ruby King's Crown tied with a little ornament, with our names.  These make great placecards for our whole family!

A poinsettia with a ribbon is tied around a green ribbon. 

I had this recipe saved for quite awhile before I made it.  What took me so long??!!  It was originally found on Sugar Pie Farmhouse.  It really isn't a pie that you cut and serve, but more a scoop out and serve.  The wonderful thing about this meal is that  everything, including the spaghetti noodles, is done in the same skillet.  When I first made it, I used my cast iron skillet, but everything barely fit.  When I made it again, I used my largest skillet.  I don't think I'll ever make spaghetti the old way, after trying this.  It is dee-lish!!!

This is truly delicious!
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 T. olive oil
1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. sweet Italian sausage (I actually use all sausage)
4 cloves, garlic, minced
3 T. fresh parsley, chopped
14 t. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 t. dried oregano (I used 1/2 t.)
1/4 t. Italian seasoning (I used 1/2 t.)
1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
2 cups water
1 T. sugar
1 t. salt
8 ounces spaghetti, broken into 3 inch pieces (not angel hair) (I use Dreamfields pasta to save carbs)
4 T. fresh basil
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated

In an 11-inch or larger cast iron skillet (or skillet with a heat proof handle), saute onion in olive oil on medium heat for 5 minutes.  Add ground beef and sausage and cook over medium-high heat.  When almost brown, drain any grease, then add garlic, parsley, red pepper flakes, oregano, and Italian seasoning.  Once the ground beef and sausage is browned, stir in the crushed tomatoes, water, sugar, and salt.  Add broken spaghetti, pushing down into the liquid. and cover for 8 minutes.  After 8 minutes, stir pasta so the noodles don't stick together.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 6 minutes,  or until pasta is al dente.  Add basil, Parmesan cheese and cream, stir well.  Sprinkle top with mozzarella cheese, put in oven to broil until spotty brown (watch carefully!!).

NOTE:  This can be made in a big pot and then poured into a 9 x 13" pan.  However, if it is pyrex, do not broil, just bake at around 375 degrees until cheese is melted.

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  1. Beautiful dish, beautiful vignette, I am so going to try this recipe. Sounds wonderful! Love the Target dishes and the crystal. xo

  2. Oh Kitty, that's so yummy and cheesy and looks delicious, and I love the iron angels!

  3. Hi Kitty! Oh, that looks so good and I'm sure it tastes wonderful too. Pretty vignette too. Thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a ssweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Sounds great and I love the one pan aspect! Beautiful cordials, I think G-Mom-B had some too-enjoy:@)

  5. Your setting is pretty and the spaghetti looks wonderful!

  6. Hi there, Miss Kitty! You had me at "hillbilly"!!! :-) Being a native of Missouri with our famed Ozarks, you touched my heart! :-) OK...I have a little Italian sausage that I prepared yesterday to make a pizza, so I'm going to cut this recipe in half and give it a whirl. It really does sound and look good...despite it's toothless, grinnin' & pickin', butt-scratchin' name! :-) Very nice table, too! I think that this time of year it is especially nice to pull out heirloom linens and such to remember those who have passed before us. OK...headed downstairs to see if there's some heavy cream in the fridge, and if there is, I am good to get cookin'! (Oh, my goodness...did you hear that hillbilly twang in that sentence?!??!! It's getting to me already!!!)

  7. Hi Kitty, I love the transferware and the Christmas tree dish together -- it is unusual but really gives a modern look to the transferware. I have the same King's Crown and used it tonight. My Aunt used it at the adult table every year. The spaghetti looks so ooey, gooey and yummy. Joni

  8. Your tablescape is beautiful, love all your pretty dishes. I have a favorite recipe for spaghetti pie too...yours looks so yummy and feeds a lot more than mine. Thanks for sharing and for visiting.

  9. Yum! It looks delicious, Kitty!
    I love your table, the angels are unique!
    Stemware is just beautiful!
    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

  10. What a lovely mix of patterns and textures! It really has an heirloom vibe. Love all the crocheted pieces. The spaghetti sounds delicious.

  11. Hi Kitty,

    You've set such a PRETTY table tonight -- I love it!! I, too, have the Johnson Bros. Great Britain Castles, they're really neat dishes. Your grandmother's tablecloth is definitely gorgeous, and so are the doily placemats. I especially love the Ruby King's Crown cordials and the little ornaments tied to the stem. Great idea! Your Franciscan crystal is lovely, too.

    I'm going to pin this recipe because it looks yummy! :) Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a wonderful week!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  12. Your table looks wonderful with the mix of dishes. I love the rose goblets! Beautiful

  13. Beautiful table, Kitty. I like the greenery and berries tucked in the trunk. The spaghetti pie looks delicious.

  14. I love your angel trio! Your dishes look beautiful on the doilies, and the crystal works perfectly. The spaghetti pie looks yummy!

  15. Your tablescape is pretty and my fave are the angels. but that spaghetti dish looks so delicious. I will have to try it...Christine

  16. What a great idea Kitty to scrunch up the lace tablecloth! I have done that with sheers, but will have to try it with the lace. Your Target plates are so eye catching! I love, love, love that store!!!

    It is almost time for bed but I am salivating at your pie. It seems like we have something to go to every night until Christmas, but I want to save this one and give it a try! It is so fun in the skillet.

  17. That's a beautiful table, Kitty...I love your angels.

    I might just make this for my bunch on Christmas Eve...

  18. Looks great! I would imagine that HILLBILLY spaghetti would feel all DRESSED UP at your gorgeous tablescape. I so love one pot recipes.

  19. Pretty table, Kitty, and I have those same red-rimmed goblets. Your spaghetti looks delicious. Thank you for praying for my son. It was a four hour surgery and we're still waiting to hear how he made out. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and enjoy your weekend.


  20. Your spaghetti looks just scrumptious.. Love that it's soo easy. Great Idea with the tablecloth in the center.. looks great. Those angels are lovely.. love the dishes and I too love crochet doilies and other items.. think of the time it took someone to make it! xo marlis

  21. Yum, baked spaghetti and a nice change from the same old I make. I came over to check out your angels you mentioned and I have a small version of these that I forgot about. I painted mine blue and I started putting her out in the garden this summer.

  22. Pretty table! I love all the lacy touches.
    Ruthie from:

  23. Believe it or not, I do NOT have a cast iron skillet. I need one! I could still do this in the 9X13, but I just think it would be even better in the skillet.

    And your table is beautiful. I love that red King's Crown. I don't have any, but I regularly eyeball it in the antique malls.

  24. Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck! I can't wait to try this!
    Hugs, Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

  25. What a lovely tablescape Kitty. I love your dinnerware. Your spaghetti pie reminds me of my childhood and my mother's spaghetti.

    Have a great weekend.

  26. Hi Kitty, This is my 1st visit to your blog. That spaghetti pie looks yummy.

    Happy Pink Saturday.

  27. Kitty, what a wonderful dish. I love the simplicity of Lt.
    Spagetti pie, who knew? Your table is quite charming. love the plates with Christmas trees. so very pretty with the wine glasses and the napkin with it's festive greenery. Thanks for sharing Kitty and Merry Christmas.

  28. This sounds so good for a cold winter evening! I used to make Chicken spaghetti in a casserole dish and it's good, too! I never remember to make it! Holiday hugs!

  29. This looks cheesy delicious. Bookmarking to make soon.

  30. Good Morning Kitty,
    Your table looks so pretty, and we are going to just love your Hillbilly Spaghetti Pie. Our family loves a great all in one dish like this. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  31. Hmmmm, I will definitely try this dish when the kids are around. I know they'll all love it. In fact, I'm starving right now! :)


  32. This looks so scrumptious...I know the kids would love it too! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  33. You are my personal pick at Weekend Potluck today! I have pinned your recipe and shared it on facebook. Feel free to come grab a red "I was Featured" button from my sidebar!
    Happy Friday!
    Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

  34. This is totally one of my kids favorites!! I need to make it for them again soon :)



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