What to do with leftover spaghetti?….Make a pie with it 🙂
Mini Chili Spaghetti Pot Pie
This is something that may sound like a lot of work but I promise it’s worth it. One of my favorite things to eat is Pasta Pie and that recipe I posted last Christmas on my blog. Pasta pie is actually what inspired me to make this little pot pie. I had leftover spaghetti which I had made the night before. You can use any kind of spaghetti but preferably something with a heartier sauce like bolognase or amatriciana, etc. In this case I actually made a spaghetti that may sound kind of atypical . For the purpose of doing a photo shoot and needing to make something gluttonous I decided to make chili spaghetti. What is this you ask??? It’s basically spaghetti tossed with chili, sharp cheddar, diced onions, sour cream and cherry tomatoes. It’s like chili cheese fries except on top of spaghetti. This may sound all wrong but I assure you, IT IS NOT. It’s sooo bad for you but so delicious at the same time. Cheese, meat, sour cream, tomatoes, carbs?? Uh yes please…and lots of it. Since that day, I made 6 other dishes and this being my last dish, it became difficult for me to finish the giant bowl of chili spaghetti…so I had a ton of leftovers. The next day, I decided to make mini chili spaghetti pot pies with the leftovers. Brilliant right???
Mini Chili Spaghetti Pot Pie
Ingredients: 4 mini pies
Leftover chili spaghetti or any leftover spaghetti you may have (ie. spaghetti with meat sauce etc)
1/2 cup of shredded sharp cheddar
1/4 diced raw onions
pie dough defrosted and rolled out
1. Defrost your frozen pie dough and roll out on a flat floured surface
2. I have the mini pie maker from Williams and Sonoma which I used to make my pies. You can also make a giant one by laying the dough in a glass bowl and fill it with your spaghetti and cover with another layer of the pie dough like I did with my pasta pie and bake in a regular oven.
3. In this case, I will show you how I made my pies using the handy dandy pie maker machine which is a godsend.
4. The machine provides you a circular cutter which you use to cut the dough into circular discs. Be sure to cut 4 discs using one side of the cutter and 4 discs using the other side. One side is slightly bigger than the other which goes on the bottom.
5. Grease your pan a little by spraying a minimal cooking oil.
6. Now place each circular piece of pie dough (the larger one) into the shallow indentation in the machine.
5. Fill it with your spaghetti and top with cheese and raw onions.
6. Cover with another layer of your cut pie dough ( the smaller disc)
7. Now close the lid over the pies and turn on the pie maker.
8. The light will turn green once it’s done (takes about 10 minutes or less)
9. Pop open and remove each pie.
10. See the ooey gooey goodness inside?
Pick up with your hands and eat right away 🙂