Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pasta Pie

I found this recipe when I was first married,and have been making it ever since.It is a great addition to any meal,filled with veggies and surrounded with a parmesan/pasta crust.Warning:this is not for those who are counting calories!Yum!
Pasta Crust Ingredients:
4 oz. angel hair pasta cooked and still warm
1 egg
1/3 c. parmiggiano reggiano,grated
1 tbsp. butter
  In a bowl, mix the hot pasta together with all of the other ingredients.Pour into a lightly greased pie plate.Using a spoon,push the pasta mixture up the sides of the plate and along the bottom.Set aside.

Vegetable Filling:
2 c. broccoli,chopped
1 pepper,chopped(any color)
1 medium onion.sliced
2 tbsp. butter
2 c. chopped chicken(optional)
1/4 c. parmiggiano reggiano
3/4 tsp. italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. salt
   In a saute pan,melt the butter.Saute the onion,broccoli,and pepper until tender but crisp.Add the parmesan,seasoning,chicken(if using)and salt.Pour the mixture into the center of the pasta crust.

2 beaten eggs
1/2 c. cream
2 tbsp. parmiggiano reggiano

  Pour the topping over the pie.Bake,covered, at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.Uncover and sprinkle with additional parmesan if desired.Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.Topping should be golden.Let sit for 10 minutes,then sice and serve.

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