More Great Recipes: Main Dish | Pasta

Adriana's Pasta Pie

User Avatar
Member since 2008
Got a question about this recipe?
Use our BakeBot Ai Chat for instant answers.
No Video

Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time

Why I Love This Recipe

Ingredients You'll Need

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
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



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. 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.


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.

Recipe By: Mario Batali


"Ciao America"

Start to Finish Time:


Questions, Comments & Reviews

The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

7 Recipes

Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Hi, I'm BakeBot -- here to help with all your cooking questions -- anytime and instantly!

Way beyond a chatbot, I can seamlessly interact with our recipes and cookbooks, making modifications a breeze.

While you’re here, check out the BakeBot AI Recipe Maker in the menu bar and watch me whip up new recipes (even scan old recipe cards) effortlessly!
Want to create a recipe? Try our BakeBot AI Recipe Maker!