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French-Fry Pie

Real Simple DECEMBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Other:20 Minutes


  • 4 cups frozen shoe-string French fries
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 14-ounce jar marinara sauce


Heat oven to 425° F. Spread the fries on a baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the ground beef in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until no trace of pink remains, 8 to 10 minutes. Spoon off any excess fat. Add the marinara sauce and cook until warmed through. Transfer to an 8-by-11-inch or 8-inch-square baking dish. Top with the fries. If desired, return to oven for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 38.27mg
  • Calories: 593.06
  • Calories from fat: 45%
  • Carbohydrate: 40.89g
  • Cholesterol: 136.5mg
  • Fat: 29.49g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Iron: 4.62mg
  • Protein: 43.29mg
  • Saturated fat: 9.68g
  • Sodium: 585.89mg

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