Adriana's Pasta Pie
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INGREDIENTS
  • Crust:
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley -- chopped
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion -- chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Filling:
  • 5 cups tubetti pasta (or baby shells) -- cooked
  • 1/2 pound mozzarella cheese -- shredded
  • 1/2 pound provolone cheese -- shredded
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese -- grated
  • 2 cups Adrinana's tomato basil sauce, recipe follows
  • Adriana's Tomato Basil Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic -- minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 56 ounces canned tomatoes
  • 24 ounces tomato paste
  • 56 ounces water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whole fresh basil leaves
  • 2 ounces romano cheese -- chunk
DIRECTIONS
  1. Crust:
  2. 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.
  3. Filling:
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Mix filling ingredients and scoop into meat crust.
  6. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Let pie cool for 15 minutes before cutting into 8 pie slices. Top each slice with Adriana's Tomato Basil Sauce and sprinkle with a little Parmesan.
  7. Sauce:
  8. In large pot, cook garlic and red pepper flakes in oil on low heat for 3 to 5 minutes only. Add tomatoes, paste, water, all seasonings, and fresh basil. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low heat. Add the chunk of Romano cheese. Cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours stirring often.
  9. Recipe By: Mario Batali
  10. Source:
  11. "Ciao America"
  12. Start to Finish Time:
  13. "4:15"