Spicy Spaghetti Pie
4-ounces Spaghetti pasta, dried & broken
1-cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1-pound Pork sausage, ground
1-cup Black olives, sliced
1-cup Onion, chopped
1-teaspoon Garlic, minced
14-ounces Tomatoes, diced & with juices
⅓-cup Tomato paste
1-teaspoon Italian seasoning
-teaspoon Crushed red pepper
2-tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
Cook pasta according to instructions on package; drain; rinse and drain again. Pour cooked pasta over the bottom and up towards the side of a greased 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and set aside. Cook sausage, olives, onion, and garlic over medium heat until sausage is brown and onion is tender; drain. Stir in tomatoes with juice, the tomato paste, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. Pour sausage mixture over cheese in dish. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; let cool for five minutes before serving.
Note: If you don’t like it spicy, but want to keep the flavor just substitute the crushed red pepper black or white pepper. If you don’t like olives then substitute the olives with mushrooms or whatever fits your fancy.
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