Favorite Ingredient Friday ~ Beef & Pasta Pie

hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy
Light & Creamy Tuna Casserole is what I posted last week, but Kathryn was away so here is the link.

This week is for a great casserole that looks good for potlucks or company.

BEEF AND PASTA PIE (pun intended)
3/4 pound mini penne pasta or elbows
3/4 pound ground beef
3/4 pound ground pork
1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic, jar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 large can Rotel tomatoes with green chiles, drained
basic sauce (see recipe below)
4 eggs + the white from the sauce recipe below
1 package frozen broccoli florets, chopped small
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare pasta according to the package directions.
  • Saute meat, onion and garlic.
  • Drain off fat.
  • Add tomatoes, broccoli and seasonings.
  • Heat through. Add cheese and set aside.
  • Set aside.
  • Prepare sauce (recipe below).
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the sauce and pasta until well blended.
  • Spray a spring form pan with PURE.
  • Put 1/2 of the pasta mix in the pan and form a 'crust' along the bottom and up the sides similar to what you would a cheesecake.
  • Top with the meat mixture.
  • Finish with the remaining past mix.
  • Bake covered with foil for 45 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes.
  • Bake on a cookie sheet just in case!
  • Run a knife around the edge before removing the sides.
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon minced garlic, jar
1 egg yolk, beaten
1/2 teaspoon thyme
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • Melt butter in a saucepan.
  • Add garlic and saute until fragrant.
  • Gradually add heavy cream, stirring constantly until thickens a bit.
  • Stir in salt, pepper and grated cheese and stir constantly until melted.
  • Whisk in egg quickly and heat through.
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Carey said...

Just might have to try this one, thank you for sharing. I love the little mini pastas..they are perfect for little kids.

Kathleen Marie said...

This sounds like something the guys would just love! Thanks so much for posting!

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy!

MarthaE said...

This sounds alot like a spaghetti pie I used to make when I first got married (23 yrs ago). My DH who is our cook was asking me about the recipe just a week or so ago. Haven't tried to hunt it down yet but I think I'll take this home to him! THANKS!

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, this sounds great! You can bet I'll be trying it soon. :)

Thanks for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday Pie Edition recipe exchange. I do appreciate it.