Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti Pie in a round white bowl next to a white and brown towel on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Warm and Hearty Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti Pie

Combine the hearty flavors of sausage and spinach with pasta and cheese to make a delicious meal that'll leave your family begging for more!

I’ve had to get creative with recipes including sausage lately. That’s why we decided to try out Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti Pie. We suddenly have a few pounds of it in the freezer! It’s not something I typically buy, but there is a story behind all this extra sausage.

So one night, Justin comes home from a meeting, and I ask how it went, as usual. He proceeds to tell me about the meeting and ends with, “Oh, and I also got 3 pounds of homemade sausage.” My first thought, “Um…. what?!” One of the guys in his networking group has a family tradition of making homemade sausage every year for the holidays. Initially, it was a small family thing. They would give a bit away to close friends. Over time, more and more people learned about the tradition and wanted to purchase some of their sausages. It has grown so much that, this past year, they made over 400 pounds of Italian sausage! He was selling it to anyone at the meeting who wanted some, so Justin bought two pounds of regular sausage and one pound of spicy.

I found this recipe in the Cooking Light magazine, and we thought it sounded yummy. And it was a great way to use up some of this sausage. The sausage and spinach spaghetti pie is also a great meal to make on a budget since there aren’t any expensive ingredients. Plus it makes enough for leftovers the next day.

We changed a few things in the original recipe to make it our own. The recipe says to start by placing an 8-inch round cake pan in the oven while it preheats to 500 degrees. I’ve never heated a pan on its own before. And I’ve never used the oven at this high of a temperature, so it was all new for me. I also found the 8-inch wasn’t big enough. This needs a 9-inch round pan.

Step by Step

Place a 9-inch round baking pan in the oven. Set the temperature to 500F so the pan warms with the oven.

Cook the pasta as directed. Then drain and mix it in a large bowl with eggs and toss to coat.

Spaghetti noodles mixed with eggs in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage. Cook for a few minutes until the sausage is done. I find it easiest to either use your hands to break up the sausage before adding it to the pan or use the kitchen shears to cut it into bite-sized pieces.

Crumbled cooked sausage in a large nonstick skillet on a wooden surface

Add the tomato, onion, and spinach. Cook this for about 7-10 minutes. The liquid should mostly evaporate and the spinach wilted.

Cooked sausage with wilted spinach and diced tomatoes and onions in a large nonstick skillet on a wooden surface

Combine the sausage with the pasta mixture in the large bowl.

Spaghetti noodles mixed with sausage, spinach, onions, and tomato in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Add salt and pepper as well as 1/2 cup of Italian blend cheese. Stir it all together until it is mixed well.

Spaghetti noodles mixed with sausage, spinach, onions, and tomato topped with shredded cheese in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Carefully remove the cake pan from the oven and spray with cooking spray. Fill the pan with the sausage and pasta mixture and top with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese (or more if you are like me and like a lot of cheese).

Spaghetti noodles mixed with sausage, spinach, onions, and tomato in a round metal baking pan on a wooden surface

Bake for about 5-10 minutes at 500F. The cheese should be melted and start to brown. Cut into wedges to serve.

Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti Pie in a round white bowl next to a white and brown towel on a wooden surface (vertical)

Recipe

Originally Published On: February 14, 2018

Last Updated On: February 17, 2020

Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti Pie in a round white bowl next to a white and brown towel on a wooden surface

Warm and Hearty Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti Pie

Combine the hearty flavors of sausage and spinach with pasta and cheese to make a delicious meal that’ll leave your family begging for more!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta, sausage, spaghetti, spinach
Servings: 8 wedges
4.59 from 12 votes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz spaghetti (uncooked)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz italian sausage
  • 1 tomato (chopped)
  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • 5 oz spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup Italian blend cheese (shredded)

Instructions

  • Place a 9-inch round baking pan in the oven and preheat to 500F with the pan inside
  • Cook the pasta as directed until almost done
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet then add the sausage, breaking it up as you add it, and cooking until done
  • Drain the pasta then add it to a mixing bowl and toss with the eggs
  • Add the tomato, onion, and spinach to the pan with the sausage
  • Cook for about 5-7 minutes, until the spinach has wilted and liquid is almost completely evaporated
  • Remove the sausage mixture from the heat and combine in the large bowl with the pasta
  • Stir in the salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup of the cheese and mix thoroughly
  • Carefully remove the pan from the oven, coat with cooking spray, and fill with the pasta and sausage mixture
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese over the pasta and bake at 500F for about 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and starts to brown
  • Remove from the oven and cut into wedges to serve

Notes

Src: Cooking Light magazine October 2016
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Nutrition Facts
Warm and Hearty Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 wedge)
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 332mg14%
Potassium 295mg8%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1849IU37%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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41 thoughts on “Warm and Hearty Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti Pie”

  1. So this looks absolutely BOMB! I really want to try and make it with spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles since I can’t eat the real deal. I mean, who DOESNT like sausage – except for the obvious vegans, LOL!

  2. I have made spaghetti pie once before. I do like the addition of spinach though. I like spinach though. My kids don’t eat spaghetti sauce so I still wouldnt be able to snear veggies in with this method.

  3. Spaghetti in a baking pan sounds so interesting and I think I’ll have to buy a pan to try it! I love homemade sausage, it’s definitely one of my favorite things to find.

  4. Yum, this Warm and Hearty Sausage Spinach Spaghetti Pie sounds amazing. I’m sure my husband would enjoy this for sure.

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