Skillet Suppers~Hillbilly Spaghetti Pie

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I HAVE to tell you about my Aunt Ruthie and her Sugar Pie Farmhouse. I LOVE Ruthie's blog. She is a wonderful, encouraging soul and I do feel a kindred spirit with her although I have to admit to SERIOUSLY coveting her pantry! Ruthie is a apron wearing, cast iron cooking kind of gal. She posted this recipe for Hillbilly Spaghetti Pie months ago and I am just now getting around to trying it. Please don't take as long as I did. This recipe is perfect for weeknight cooking. I served with a simple salad and some fresh from the oven bread. I'm posting a picture of my finished product but recommend you head on over to Ruthie's for the photo, step-by-step, how-to!

Hillbilly Spaghetti Pie
(Printable Version)

1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
1/2 pound Italian sausage, 4 links (sweet or hot) casings removed
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
2 cups water
8 ounces spaghetti, broken into 3 inch pieces
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese

Saute green onion in 2 tablespoons olive oil, on medium heat 5 minutes. Add beef and sausage, brown over medium-high heat. While almost brown, add garlic, pepper flakes, oregano, and parsley. Once browned, stir in crushed tomatoes, water and salt. Add broken spaghetti. Push spaghetti into liquid, and cover for 8 minutes. After 8 minutes, stir pasta so the noodles won’t stick together. Reduce heat to medium low simmer for 6 more minutes until pasta is al dente (almost cooked but still a little firm). Add basil, Parmesan cheese, and cream, stir well. Sprinkle top with mozzarella cheese, put in oven to broil until spotty brown. Serves 6.

Sharing today at Michael Lee's Foodie Friday.


  1. Sounds delicious! I'm going to have to check out her blog. -

  1. This looks great! I just tried to grab your button and it is telling me to correct errors and wont add it with java script?? Any ideas, have you had any other problems?

  1. Debbie said...:

    That looks mouth watering! My daughter, in particular, would be crazy about it. I am heading over to your aunt's blog. I am particularly fond of apron wearing cast iron gals. I was raised by one.

    And I noticed that whistling green tea kettle you have there... It made me grin.

  1. Cindy said...:

    Oh I'm hungry..Thanks! lol It does look yummy..I have it in my cookbook..I just haven't done it yet! Maybe tomorrow.

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  1. Julie Harward said...:

    I have made this before and it is a good family filling meal! Yours looks great! Come say hi :D

  1. I have been wanting to make aunt ruthies spaghetti pie for quite some time. On the menu it goes for next months round of meals. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  1. Anita said...:

    Oh that looks great and I know my family will love it! I will try that one!

  1. Those last 4 ingredients made me purr...Yummy!

  1. I love Aunt Ruthie too!!

  1. Sheila said...:

    My family will absolutely love this. Thanks for sharing. Love your cast iron skillets--I'm working on mine but they are giving me a bit of trouble! Off to check out Aunt Ruthie. Have a great weekend.

  1. Cathy said...:

    I loved visiting Sugar Pie Farmhouse and can't wait to go back to read more. I couldn't get along without my cast iron skillets and can't wait to try this scrumptious spaghetti pie.

    Have a lovely weekend, Gail.

  1. Barbara said...:

    That really sounds good, I will try this one for sure, we eat lots of Spaghetti and I bet my dh would love this..Hugs Barbara

  1. nannykim said...:

    Ah, I dream of the ole days of cheese, cream and sausage!! MMMM, I can almost smell it!

  1. Martha said...:

    This looks really good.

    Aren't Corgi's wonderful!

  1. Shellbelle said...:

    Gosh, I haven't had spaghetti pie in years. This must be a reminder that it's time to whip up some in the very near future and thanks to you, I don't even have to search for the recipe!

    btw, I think you left out the first step of sauteing the onions before adding the meats.

  1. Thanks for pointing that out. I have corrected the recipe to reflect that all-important first step!


  1. Moogie said...:

    I just happened upon your blog. Love your super recipes.

  1. Kristen said...:

    I love cast iron and the way your food looks in it! I hope it's lunchtime somewhere, because I am hungry!

  1. Sherry said...:

    I have often wanted to make this. I think the kids would love it. I like this version more than the others I have read. I love using my cast iron skillet. It cooks awesome! Really neat recipe, thanks for sharing!

  1. My little one LOVES spaghetti but I've neve made it this way, it looks AWESOME! Thanks!

  1. Roberta said...:

    Sounds great and I so love your iron skillet! I'm waiting for my mom to turn hers over to me but she isn't ready Hers is seasoned perfectly and I've yet to get one to age like hers. Love your blog, very peaceful! Have a great weekend, fondly, Roberta

  1. basketsbyrose said...:

    Love Sugar Pie Farmhouse, and this family loves Hillbilly Spaghetti Pie! Just try it you will love it!

  1. gnee said...:

    This looks like a family favorite for my group and it's a good size too. Yum...thanks for sharing your aunt's recipe. I'm going to try it this coming week while I have a family of four more to feed!

  1. What a cast iron skillet full of comfort food! That sounds amazing. I love my cast iron skillets!

  1. Sharon said...:

    Hey Gail,

    I've made this recipe before and it's so good! Thanks for always sharing wonderful recipes and beautiful photos.

    Have a blessed weekend!

  1. Hi Gail, I like the Americana display on the antique piano it looks great. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good weekend....Julian

  1. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog........come back soon! Just love, love your blog! Thanks for sharing the recipe! blessings,Kathleen

  1. Kim said...:

    Oh, Gail, this looks great. I'm going to put it on my menu this week. BTW, are you going to use the silverplate you got from your last post? I have a set and never use it. Do you hand wash it? Clean it with silver cleaner?

  1. Gail, your recipe for Spaghetti Pie sounds yummy! I like how you bake it with the cheese on top for the last few minutes. I was just looking through your last couple of posts... your silverware and dishes were a fun find! And it looks like your house is ready for the 4th! :-) I always enjoy my visits here at your blog.

  1. Kathy said...:

    This looks great! My daughter has been wanting to try something like this! I love cooking with cast iron and don't we all wear aprons!
    Hope you have a fantastic day today,
    God Bless,

  1. cindy said...:

    OH, how yummy is that? I hate to think of how many carbs are in that dish.

  1. This looks delicious and a whole lot like the spaghetti I make. I always bake it in my cast iron skillet. The way I look at it, it's one less dish to wash!

    I visited your blog last week for Tabletop Tuesday and was inspired by your tea stained flags. I made a couple of my own tea stained flags and transformed it into a patriotic wreath. I linked my post back to yours. Hope that's ok, and I hope you'll visit with me!

  1. Kathleen said...:

    YeeHaw! Looks delicious! I will go check out her blog!

  1. MyJourneyBack said...:

    Oh sounds so yummy and easy. I have been looking for a one pot spaghetti recipe. I will have to try it. Perfect timing!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope your week is Blessed.

  1. Oh Gail, I made this right after Ruthie posted about it. I even have my nieces asking for it for dinner. My husband requested it for his birthday dinner this past fall. Yummmmm!

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