Easy Spaghetti Crust Pizza Recipe

Easy Spaghetti Crust Pizza Recipe

My kids love pizza. I mean, my kids LOVE pizza. Did I mention they love pizza?! 😉

I’m actually very pleased about this because I could not imagine if they would not eat pizza. In fact, I don’t know what I’d serve for the majority of their meals, or what they would eat at birthday parties, social events or any kid-related activity serving food. I make the traditional round pizza, a square-corner pizza, pizza bagels, pizza quesadillas, pizza bites, a pizza bake, calzones, pizza with flour tortilla crusts, pizza on leftover Italian bread, pizza cups using a muffin tin, pizza rolls, pizza wraps, pizza pockets, and pizza muffins. I’m sure I’m forgetting some type of pizza, but you get the point! It’s all about the creativity with kids, right?!

My husband is Italian and loves a homemade sauce, similar to what he used to eat growing up.  I often make a large pot of it which always leaves us with so much. This week, I had cooked spaghetti that I wanted to use, so I thought I’d try a pizza with spaghetti as the crust. Why not, right? 🤷🏻‍♀️ I was pleasantly surprised to find it was super easy to make and it turned out great! Not only did the kids love it, they asked for more!  That’s a sure sign that I hit the target. 🙌🏼

One of the key factors of this recipe is using a good, oven-safe pan that you can transfer from the stove to….yes, you guessed it: the oven. Mine is supposed to be “restaurant-style,” per Amazon, and can be in an oven up to 450°. It is 12” in diameter and also has a silicone handle which MUST be removed to avoid a melted disaster. Any good pan is fine, but here is the link to the one I use: Cooks Standard 12-Inch 30cm Professional Aluminum Nonstick Restaurant Style Saute Skillet Fry Pan

If you don’t have an oven-safe pan, just transfer the pizza to another oven-safe dish or even…wait for it…a pizza pan (brilliant!) and then bake until the cheese melts and gets bubbly. You can also simply put the lid on the pan and allow the collected heat to melt the cheese. You won’t get that browned look on top, but I’m sure it would still be quite tasty! You may want to remove the pan from the stovetop to avoid any of the “crust” from overcooking while waiting for the cheese to melt.

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Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs, Beaten
  • 3-4 Cups of Cooked Spaghetti, Room Temperature
  • Spray Oil or Butter
  • Pizza Sauce of Choice
  • Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
  • Pepperoni, Sliced or Chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Italian Seasoning

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Directions

  1. Heat an oven-safe frying pan to medium-high.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and add it to the cooled and cooked spaghetti. Stir until combined evenly.
  3. Spray the pan with oil or swipe with butter. Add spaghetti mixture and spread out evenly.
  4. Allow the spaghetti to cook for several minutes until the bottom is browned. Using a large spatula, flip and cook the other side.
  5. While the “crust” is cooking, turn the oven to broil.
  6. Once both sides of the “crust” are crisp, top with sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and seasoning.
  7. Place pan in the pre-heated oven and broil for 3-4 minutes, watching closely. Remember to take the pan’s silicone handle off if needed.
  8. Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes and slide it onto a cutting board.
  9. Slice and serve.

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