Cook Once, Eat Twice: Spaghetti Pizza

On Wednesday of last week, I was hungry for something good for lunch.  I often have only a salad or sandwich for lunch but that day, I wanted something hot and spaghetti quickly came to mind.  About that time, Buck called and asked what I thought of him and the kids coming home over the weekend.  I was excited.  It’s been a while since I’ve seen the kids or Buck.  I was just sad Lora couldn’t come too.  I’ve said before that Lora is a manager in big box retail so we never get to see her for Thanksgiving and even though her store didn’t open on Thanksgiving this year, we still weren’t able to see her.

I said sure to Buck’s request to come and then decided that being I was making spaghetti for my lunch, I’d just make a big batch and turn the leftover into Spaghetti Pizza.  I’d put the Spaghetti Pizza in the refrigerator and bake that for one of the meals when he was here.

Sadly, I don’t have a real recipe…if you’re a long time blog reader, you know I’m a fly by the seat of my pants type cook.

I started by frying up one pound of hamburger and one pound of pork sausage along with a diced onion.  I drained that and then added spaghetti sauce.  I used one ziplock bag of my yard sauce that I froze this summer and one small jar of spaghetti sauce.  Make the sauce however you normally make it.

I also cooked up two pounds of spaghetti noodles.  I bought angel hair by accident (It’s not my favorite)  and decided to use that up.

I dished up my spaghetti and ate…then took the rest of the noodles and put them in a greased 9 x 13 pan.

I beat two eggs along with 1/4 cup of milk.  I poured that over the noodles.

Then I took a couple of hands full of cheese and tossed the noodles, egg mix, and cheese.

Next, bake it in the oven for 12 minutes at 350.

The eggs and cheese make the noodles hold together a bit.  Next pour the sauce over the noodles.

Now treat it like a pizza.  Put on whatever toppings you like.  You can see on ours I put…pepperoni and ham.

Then more cheese.

I wanted to save this for a meal for a day later in the week so I covered it with tin foil and put it in the refrigerator.

When we wanted to eat it I put it in the oven for 30 minutes at 350.  I have left this in the refrigerator for up to five days before I baked it.

When I was doing childcare, I often feed spaghetti to the childcare kids and made a spaghetti pizza with the leftovers.  It was great as I LOVE pizza and Kramer did not.  He did like spaghetti pizza though.

11 thoughts on “Cook Once, Eat Twice: Spaghetti Pizza”

  1. Judith Fairchild

    I like to experiment with leftovers the same old same old gets boring. Especially living pretty much by yourself. Spaghetti pizza sound interesting and fun to make. Thank you again for another good cooking idea.

  2. We have an Italian restaurant in my town that makes this and sells it ever night of the week. People from this area originally come home and order it to take home with them. Our community loves it. Glad to see you like it also.

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