Cheesy Pasta Pie

Recipe inspiration courtesy of Oprah.com

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Ingredients

  • 16 oz. Country Pasta cooked, drained, and cooled
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino (this could be substituted for another hard Italian cheese)
  • 1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices American cheese (we suggest for added flavor using a sharp cheddar)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

Instructions

  1. Combine the cooled pasta with eggs and grated cheeses in large bowl.
  2. Season pasta mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add olive oil to a large non-stick sauté pan, or a well-greased cast iron skillet and heat to medium heat.
  4. Once hot, add ½ the spaghetti mixture to the pan and flatten it out.
  5. Next lay 4 slices of American cheese, and add the remaining pasta mixture to the top.
  6. Cook for an additional 5 minutes and flip. (Now this is the slightly tricky part. We took a team approach, and used additional plate for the flipping. However, if you are feeling your inner chef certainly go for it!)
  7. Cook the flipped side for an additional 5 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Slice into wedges and serve.

Notes

This is a great all around family friendly dish, but we think it has so much more potential! Customize by mixing in cooked bacon bits, chopped & sautéed onion, or minced garlic for a more grown up flair. Our taste testers prefer a little spiciness and topped theirs with hot sauce and green chives. Enjoy!

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