Pasta/pizza Pie or Pastizza




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Pizza is basically a baked flour crust topped with sauce and mozzarella that goes great with many types of additions. This creation substitutes the crust with pasta. OK OK I know it's NOT pizza but it IS tasty.

Step 1: Gather

raid your pantry and refrigerator fro the ingredients you want to use.
a box of pasta
 a small jar of sauce
ground meat ( I'm using some meatloaf mix that needed 2 be used up)
I got the packages of pepperoni and salami at the dollar store.. it's not the best but it's pretty good
mozzarella cheese, I'm using sliced from a local sandwich shop but you can use preshredded or even REAL mozzarella

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Italian seasoning

 the sharp eyed among you may notice there's a different pasta in the dish than pictured, I had a rare but not unusual problem when I poured the pasta in the water.. MEALY BUGS ! !  EEEWWW... so I had to use elbows instead

Step 2: Pasta

I was taught by an old Italian woman to use LOTS of water when making pasta, it's kind of amazing how people will try to cook a pound of pasta in a quart of water. I use a 10qt pot about 3/4 full with lots of salt, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Bring the water to a hard boil, pour in your pasta of choice and cook until it's as tender as you want and then drain

Step 3: Meat and Sauce

in a skillet or frying pan, brown your ground meat and remove any excess grease, while the ground meat is cooking chop up the pepperoni and salami, after removing excess grease add all 3 meats back to the pan and cook until all are heated through then add your sauce and any extra seasoning. Allow to simmer on low until the pasta is done

Step 4: Build It

after draining the pasta, pour it an ovenproof casserole dish and add your cut up mozzarella cheese mix to let the cheese begin to melt and then add in the meat sauce and mix well. To make it pretty add some more cheese to the top and bake in a 350 oven fer approximately 20 minutes or until the cheese on top starts to melt, then run it under the broiler to add a nice golden brown crust

Step 5: Finish and Options

You can serve this with a salad on the side and garlic bread with perhaps some fermented grape beverage or just dish it out.

 a little cream cheese added to the cooking sauce will make it a little smoother and slightly thicker
 pepper flakes added to the sauce will add some spice
 Change the meats to what you or your family enjoy, some people like mushrooms or anchovies even artichoke hearts on their pizza... go for it

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    15 Discussions


    Reply 3 years ago

    not sure about heaven but it really is tasty, lately I've been doing a buffalo chicken and alfredo sauce version


    5 years ago on Step 5

    This sounds delicious. I want to try it. Homemade pizza crust is such a pain.

    1 reply

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    there are all kinds of ways to get pizza crust if one wants it bad enough but pasta is very easy and usually available,I think I named this after realizing the sauce and meat reminded me of what I get on pizza. as with all my food guides feel free to add or subtract ingredients to fit your own needs if you do make it

    Miss Misery

    6 years ago on Introduction

    This reminds me of Mama Maria's Spaghetti Pizza.... but without the crust? Spaghetti pizza has been a party staple for me for years. I get requests all year round to make it. I shall have to do an instructable on this. But, I will have to try yours! Maybe it's better!

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    l8niteMiss Misery

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I make sketti pie or pasta pie from a lot of different pastas, usually as a way to use up left overs but I've never used a separate crust, I'd like to see that. Thank you for leaving a comment, please let me know if you do make a version


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Ohhhh my lord. This makes me so sad to be lactose intolerant.

    I used to make something like this when I was younger, it's so good.

    5 replies

    Being Lactose intolerant doesn't stop you eating things! Might make you pass wind or something, but stop feeling that it is an obstacle!! Just get on with it and eat things that you want!

    Oh, no, it's much worse than that. Try rashes, the worst abdominal cramping you have ever experienced, severe bloating and more stomach issues than I wish to list here. It's not worth the pain! Last time I drank a glass of milk (years and years ago... over a decade now) I threw up right after.

    I wish it was just a little bit of gas. ;)

    Jeezo! Doesn't sound pleasant at all! Sorry. There must be something in the world of today that would counteract those symptoms. Probably not though. The world probably doesn't see it as an issue that needs solving I guess! I hope you have a comfortable enough life though.

    Good luck.

    PS - you are very cute btw!


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    does that intolerance include buffalo milk? maybe using a quality imported buffalo mozz or a soy product would allow you to indulge but even without the cheese this is a tasty combo of meats and sauce


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I have no idea about the buffalo - but I do have some soy cheese now that's pretty awesome. But it'll never be the same. I get so sad every time I walk past a cheese display in a store. :P


    7 years ago on Introduction

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