Thursday, February 21, 2013

Baked Spaghetti Pizza


Yea, I went there. 

I've combined two of America's favorite dinners into one. Spaghetti and Pizza.

I came across this idea through Pinterest..Of course, there just aren't any unique ideas out there anymore, are there?

Einstein, Pinterest was obviously a glimmer in your eye long before 2009.

Back to food.

To my credit, I don't think I've ever found a recipe for calzone style baked spaghetti. This recipe features home made pizza dough vs using store bought frozen bread dough. It made a big difference.

It's a great way to A) feed a bunch of people B) feed two people to the point of a food induced coma or C) use left over spaghetti.. which lets face it, doesn't happen too often. At least not in my house. I think my husband was Italian in a previous life. He will eat pasta 8 nights a week if I let him ;)

You will need:
Basic Pizza Dough
Corn meal
1/2 package of spaghetti noodles, cooked all dente and drained
Pasta sauce (I recently discovered Safeway's O organic roasted garlic sauce.. So surprisingly good!)
Shredded Parmesan cheese
2 T of melted butter
1/4 t of garlic salt
Preheat oven to 375°F

*Note: This recipe makes a loaf that can be shared between two people. You'll have left over pizza dough, which you can use to make more baked spaghetti pizza or refrigerate and make your own pizzas later!

You will do:
1. Prepare the pizza dough ahead of time. It will need to rise for about 90 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size.
2. Combine your cooked spaghetti noodles with pasta sauce, using however much sauce you normally use.
3. Divide the pizza dough into two pieces. On a floured surface, roll out one half into a rectangle, short side facing you. It should be roughly 18 - 24 inches long.

4. Sprinkle corn meal onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
5. Transfer the rectangle onto the parchment paper or stone.
6. Carefully dump the spaghetti onto the dough so that it is roughly in the center 1/3 of the dough.

7. Top with the shredded cheese, to your liking. The cheesier the better!
8. Using a knife or kitchen scissors, cut horizontal strips up both of the long sides of the dough. They should be about 1 inch wide.
9. Fold each strip at a diagonal and alternate sides, so that it looks almost like a shoe-lace pattern. Tuck the ends of the loaf in.
10. Stir together the melted butter and garlic salt. Brush onto the top of the loaf.
11. Transfer into the preheated oven. If you are using a pizza stone, I slide the loaf with the parchment paper onto the stone so that the tomato sauce doesn't get all over it.
12. Bake for ~20 minutes, or until the dough has a good crust to it. I baked my first one for about 25 minutes and it was a little too much.
13. Remove from the oven and let cool! Cut into slices and serve.

Dress it up by adding your favorite spaghetti toppings (olives, mushrooms) or something you'd normally put on pizza. I wonder how pineapple would taste?


  1. I have never seen a recipe like this before. I know the grandkids would love this recipe. I will be trying it out on them the next time they come to stay. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. My son asks for spaghetti everyday, so I will have to give this recipe a try!

  3. Yummo!! My son adores spaghetti and this is such a fun way to eat it!! Totally trying it!

  4. Stumbled across this and my husband was just walking by with a "Wow! You need to make that".
    I will have to try this (:

  5. This looks really interesting

  6. Wow, this is such a unique way to make spaghetti pizza! I have seen other recipes for it before, but yours is awesome because of the twisted dough! I will definitely be making this very soon, my kids are going to love it! :)



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