Mar 152014
 

Easy and healthy spaghetti pie from mylittlegourmet.com

Easy and healthy spaghetti pie from mylittlegourmet.com

Spaghetti pie is a fairly new idea to meโ€ฆI know, I’ve been living under a rock. My mom-in-law introduced me to it, when she made it for us on our last visit home about a year ago. As soon as I saw how much Arik enjoyed it, I knew it needed a spot in the blog.

Easy and healthy spaghetti pie from mylittlegourmet.com

Easy and healthy spaghetti pie from mylittlegourmet.com

And here I am, a whole year later, finally posting this delicious recipe. I always use this recipe for meat sauce or bolognese, since it’s got lots of veggies in it. My freezer is pretty much never without it, which is a good thing since it is such a versatile sauce. If you don’t have any frozen away and don’t feel like making a new batch, you could always just use your favorite jarred version. Once you have the sauce, the rest of the process is easy as pie ๐Ÿ™‚ so give it a try. Your kids will love the idea of spaghetti as a pie!

Easy and healthy spaghetti pie from mylittlegourmet.com

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Spaghetti Pie
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 8oz./240g whole-grain spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 full tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup/250g cottage cheese
  • 2 cups/500ml bolognese sauce or store-bought pasta sauce with meat
  • ¾cup/100g mozzarella cheese, grated
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350โ„‰/175โ„ƒ.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cooked spaghetti, egg whites, butter, and parmesan cheese.
  3. Press the pasta mixture into a greased 9in/23cm pie dish.
  4. Spread the the cottage cheese over the pasta.
  5. Spread the pasta sauce on top of that and bake, un-covered, for 20 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with mozzarella and bake for a further 5-10 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
  7. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
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Recipe adapted from Taste of Home
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Jul 122013
 

Spaghetti Bolognese | My Little Gourmet

I don’t think I have ever met a kid, that didn’t like spaghetti with meat sauce. It’s an extremely popular kid’s dish here in Germany and you will seldomly find a kid’s menu at a restaurant that doesn’t have spaghetti bolognese on it. Arik is definitely not an exception. He loves this stuff and gets really excited when he sees that we are having pasta with meat sauce…of course, his serving has to come with an extra portion of parmesan cheese. ๐Ÿ™‚

Spaghetti Bolognese | My Little Gourmet

That’s why I decided last week, that no kid’s recipe blog is complete, without a recipe for spaghetti bolognese. So, I’m going to share with you our favorite version, which is stuffed with lots of veggies, of course. ๐Ÿ™‚ย Since Arik likes eating most vegetables, I leave the sauce chunky. If you’ve got a picky eater, just puree/blend the vegetables and tomatoes together into a fine sauce and they’ll never know. ๐Ÿ˜‰ As far as, which vegetables you decide to use, it’s completely up to you and what you have in your fridge. I would however, always use an apple because this gives the sauce some sweetness, which the kids will enjoy.

Spaghetti Bolognese | My Little Gourmet

Alright, now this kid’s recipe blog has a recipe for pasta with meat sauce too…phew, made it just in the nick of time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Spaghetti Bolognese | My Little Gourmet

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Spaghetti Bolognese with Hidden Vegetables
 
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small leek, thinly sliced
  • 1 small stalk of celery, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • ½ red bell pepper, finely diced
  • ½ apple, cored, peeled and grated
  • 1 clove of garlic, pressed
  • 1 14oz/400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 lb./500g ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup/250ml beef or vegetable stock
  • ½ teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves, chopped finely
  • 1-2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a large pan and add the onion. Saute until translucent and add the vegetables, apple and garlic. Saute for another 10 minutes or until soft.
  2. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a separate pan breaking it up with a wooden spoon.
  3. If you want the veggies completely hidden then transfer them to a blender, add tomatoes, and blend until smooth. If your child likes a really fine texture then you can also add the beef and blend as well.
  4. If not blending, add the beef to vegetables and tomatoes and stir in tomato paste, stock and oregano.
  5. Bring to a boil, turn down heat and simmer for 40-45 minutes until sauce is thickened.
  6. Add fresh basil and season to taste with balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper.
  7. Serve over spaghetti and top with parmesan cheese.

Recipe adapted from Annabel Karmel on Baby Centre

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