Pasta Pie w/ Meat Crust

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 cup bread crumbs
1 small onion, chopped
3 large eggs
1/2 cup Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

5 cups cooked pasta (tiny tubes or baby shells work best)
1/2 pound shredded mozzarella
1/2 pound shredded provolone
3/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus extra for garnish
2 cups tomato basil sauce


You will also need to buy a jar of your favorite tomato sauce.

To make Crust:
Mix crust ingredients gently to combine.
Do not over mix.
Put mixture into a lightly greased 10-inch pie plate.
Shape meat to form a 1-inch thick crust.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix filling ingredients and scoop into meat crust.

Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until crisp and brown.

Let pie cool for 15 minutes before cutting into 8 pie slices.

Top each slice with Tomato Sauce and sprinkle with a little Parmesan.


Imagine that you are making a large meatball, then use your fist to form it into the pie pan.
The crust should be thinner in the middle (bottom) of the pan then around the edges.

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