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Leftover Pasta-Stuffed Pizza Pie

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Leftover Pasta-Stuffed Pizza Pie
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6
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Leftover Pasta-Stuffed Pizza Pie

If you've ever been stuck with a lot of leftover pasta, this is the perfect use! Bake it up deep-dish pizza style, with lots of cheese.

Ingredients

2
containers Pillsbury™ refrigerated pizza crust, classic style
1
pound mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2
pound leftover cooked spaghetti or other pasta, with sauce (marinara, Alfredo, etc.)
1/4
pound pepperoni, optional
Salt and pepper

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • 2 Open one pizza crust and roll it out lightly on a floured surface to a 14-inch circle.
  • 3 Transfer the dough to a deep-dish oven-safe skillet (cast iron works best). Work the dough up the sides of the skillet.
  • 4 Sprinkle half of the grated cheese in the crust and top with the leftover pasta. Then season the pasta with salt and pepper and top with remainder of the cheese.
  • 5 Roll out second pizza dough and cover the skillet with the dough. Crimp the edges to seal in the filling and make a crust. Use a serrated knife to cut a few holes in the top so steam can escape.
  • 6 Bake deep-dish pizza for 30 minutes until the edges are a deep golden brown and the center is cooked through.
  • 7 Let pizza cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving in big wedges.
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Got leftover pasta? Reinvent it in this savory deep-dish pie.

As prepared by Macheesmo,

Load up leftover pasta and sauce between two crusts and bake. That's it!

As far as I can tell (in my many years of cooking), it’s impossible to prepare the correct amount of pasta. There’s always too much or not enough. 

I think we can all agree that not enough would be terrible, so I always end up with too much. Leftover spaghetti can be a bit boring on its own, so I like to try and make something else out of it. 

This was my most recent creation: A deep dish pizza STUFFED with spaghetti!

If you think about it, it makes total sense. Pasta sauce is pretty close to pizza sauce and when it’s baked in a double crust pizza with lots of gooey cheese, you won’t even think it’s leftovers!

 

Leftover Pasta-Stuffed Pizza Pie

You could use any leftover pasta for this, really, but a pasta with red sauce works really well since it’s closest to pizza sauce.

 

Leftover Pasta-Stuffed Pizza Pie

Start by rolling out one of your pizza doughs and mold it into your deep dish skillet. I used a 12-inch cast iron skillet and it worked perfectly.

Then layer in about half of your grated mozzarella cheese.

 

Leftover Pasta-Stuffed Pizza Pie

Then it’s time to pile on the spaghetti! About 1/2 pound of leftover pasta should be enough to fill your pie.

 

Leftover Pasta-Stuffed Pizza Pie

Then add more cheese over the spaghetti, and add the top piece of dough. Be sure to crimp the edges of the dough to form a crust and cut a few holes in the top crust so steam can escape.

 

Leftover Pasta-Stuffed Pizza Pie

Bake the deep dish pizza for about 30 minutes at 375ºF, until the edges are a deep golden brown and the center is cooked through.

 

Leftover Pasta-Stuffed Pizza Pie

This will be really hot when it comes out of the oven, so let it cool for a few minutes before cutting into it.

 

Leftover Pasta-Stuffed Pizza Pie

Each slice will have gooey cheese, a crispy pizza crust, and a warm spaghetti filling!

  

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