An easy spaghetti pie casserole is perfect for a quick weeknight meal, show stopping enough when you have company, and is easily transportable to a friend. This baked spaghetti pie made with an abundance of cheese, shrimp, and delicious scampi sauce is a twist on traditional Italian spaghetti pie.
Spaghetti casseroles are usually made with red sauce, but my kids love white sauces, and to get them to eat more seafood I switched this easy spaghetti pie recipe upside down. Did you know the USDA recommends eating at least two 4-ounce servings of seafood each week? With picky eaters, it can sometimes be hard to fit that in and shrimp is luckily one of the most common kinds of seafood kids eat.Tweet This! 'This Spaghetti Casserole is perfect for picky eaters! @Seapak #pickyeaters'Click To Tweet
I know that eating everything fresh from scratch is the in thing but as a busy mom I just don't have time. I also don't live near the coast where seafood is readily available. I've shared with you before that I often use SeaPak shrimp in my recipes like this rich Shrimp Scampi Pizza and these yummy Shrimp Sliders with Grilled Pineapple Salsa. They asked me to share with you another family friendly recipe that is easy to make. SeaPak's quality and freshness is amazing, and I buy them at my local Kroger grocery store, so there are no extra stops. If you don't have a Kroger near you, just check out their product locator to find where you can buy it locally.
I use a springform pan when I make mine, so it's really high, but you can also cut the recipe in half and place it in a deep dish pie pan or make two pies and freeze one for another day. You will want to watch the baking time if your pies are smaller and reduce it by ten minutes or so. The cheese and eggs protect the spaghetti noodle from getting dried out and you will have a beautiful outer crust that will stand on it's own when you remove it from the pan.
This shrimp spaghetti recipe is so rich and creamy and the scampi sauce gives it that garlicky butter flavor you can't resist over indulging. When I make it for company, I reserve a few shrimp to place on top instead of mixing it all in which makes it a little prettier.
Spaghetti Pie with Shrimp
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cups whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 1/2 + 1/2 cups grated Mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 + 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 + 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 8 cups cooked spaghetti
- 2 packages SeaPak Shrimp Scampi
- 4 large eggs
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Spray a 10" springform pan with non-stick spray and line the bottom with parchment paper
Microwave 2 box's of SeaPak Shrimp Scampi for 3 minutes each just to get the sauce melted. The shrimp will finish cooking in the oven
In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat melt butter until foaming.
Whisk in flour until combined and continue whisking until it's smooth and slightly golden
Gradually add milk and heavy cream, increase heat to medium-high and whisk constantly until it is combined to a smooth sauce
Bring mixture to a low boil then turn to medium-low and simmer until slightly thickened.
Start adding 1 1/2 cups grated Mozzarella and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan a handful at a time until the sauce is smooth. Whisk in 1/4 tsp ground black pepper and remove from the heat
In a large bowl whisk 4 eggs
Add cooked spaghetti, SeaPak Shrimp Scampi, Alfredo sauce, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and salt until well combined
Pour into the springform pan and top with remaining cheese.
Place springform pan on a cookie sheet and cover with aluminum foil, place in oven
Bake for 40 minutes and remove foil. Bake for 20 more minutes to allow the top to lightly brown and crisp.
Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before removing from spring form pan and sliding onto a serving platter.
You may cut the recipe in half and make in a normal deep dish pie pan
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