Spaghetti Pie

  • nclbernhardt Posted: 08/24/09
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    After reading some of the other reviews, I was a little leery of making this. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I did make some changes though. I added onions to the meat while cooking and added a layer of fresh basil over the sour cream mixture before adding the meat mixture before baking. Definitely not company worthy but a great week night meal.

  • jnjhill Posted: 01/02/10
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    This is comfort food, Cooking Light style. Nothing gourmet, but it tastes great. I often substitute veggie crumbles for the ground beef, which makes it a bit more dry, but works pretty well otherwise.

  • Peachygirl76 Posted: 07/30/09
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    I thought the flavor of this dish was good, but it wasn't outstanding. As others have said, it is a good comfort food and a great make ahead dish (which is always good). This dish isn't something I'd make for company, unless it really was a casual outing, but is a dish I'd make for my family again. I also thought it was too creamy and the tomato flavor was lacking. Next time I may try adding more tomato sauce and cutting back on the sour cream and cream cheese.

  • TexasOnMyMind Posted: 05/14/09
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    One of my go-to recipes on a weeknight for several years now. Loved by all! I wouldn't make for company though, thus the 3 stars.

  • nnaul66 Posted: 05/31/09
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    This recipe is surprisingly tasty and a favorite in our house full of food snobs. The key is to use the best brands of the low fat ingredients. We use Breakstones low fat sour cream, Cabot extra sharp reduced fat cheddar and neufchatel cream cheese. I also substitute chopped fresh chives right from my herb garden for the green onions. Yum!

  • Takingafiver Posted: 05/01/09
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    First thing I've tried from cooking light SO good! tastes great the next day too. Everyone loved it!..Even forgot to cover it for the first 15 mins...didn't matter Mmmmm

  • peaches09 Posted: 10/12/09
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    This is one of Cooking Light's best recipes - perfect comfort food! My family always looks forward to having this for dinner. I use plain tomato sauce, and add fresh minced garlic to the beef and saute together. With salad, a perfect family meal!

  • JIMMIC Posted: 01/20/11
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    Yummy, quick and something everyone will like. I served this with a green salad and fresh fruit for dessert.

  • RaechelS Posted: 03/14/10
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    My family & I thought this was great! I did make a few subs though. I used Campanelle pasta instead of spaghetti - it was easier to eat in a casserole. I also used jarred sauce with veggies; much more flavorful than the suggested sauce. Overall it was fantastic & well received, even by my 3 yr old!

  • JoyceHT Posted: 04/12/13
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    Good comfort food.

  • kbrand Posted: 01/29/13
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    Kids love it! Super easy.

  • janebomcd Posted: 08/14/12
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    I have been making this for 12 years when it first appeared in the magazine. It is a family favorite and is easy to put together. I have also made it to bring to potlucks or families with new babies. Love it.

  • gumdropgirl Posted: 09/03/12
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    This is a solid week-night meal. The last time I cooked this recipe, it was circa 2002 and I went through a period where I was cooking it very regularly for my family and casual visits with friends. Everyone always loved it. A decade later, I am planning on making it again this week. Hoping for the same experience. I like the suggestion one other reviewer shared about adding onion to the meat. I plan on serving this dish with a crunchy salad of romaine, cucumber, and tomato. Nothing fancy here-no frisee or arugula. I will let everyone know how it comes out. I hope that I feel that it is a 4 Star still...

  • c3rowe Posted: 10/29/12
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    This is one of my family's favorite casseroles. The teenagers regularly ask for it. It's very hearty and the green onions just make the dish.

  • jmeleeS Posted: 07/25/13
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    Not a terrible dish, but it's honest to say I wouldn't make this one again. WAY too much of the sour cream / cream cheese flavor / layer and not near enough on the sauce for this one. Overall, it tasted very "heavy" (in lieu of hearty) and didn't feel "light" in any way. Flavors are fine, there are just so many better make head / casserole dishes from C.L. that wow; this one is not worth tweaking & making again. Definitely not a recipe I would ever crave or think about in the future to make.

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