21 October 2007

Onion Cheese Pie for Presto Pasta Night

Onion Cheese Pie
When I lived in Calgary in the late 80's we would quite often go 4th Street Rose. At the time this was an up and coming and very popular restaurant in the south end. One of my favourite dishes there was a Spaghetti Pie they had on the menu. Years ago I found a recipe and tweaked it as best I could to try and replicate their dish. I haven't made this dish in years with all the health conscious choices I try to make in my "later" years. This dish eludes to butter and lots of cheese...or maybe I should say drips with butter and lots and lots of cheese. I was feeling a little nostalgic this week, so, while browsing through my old recipe cards I rediscovered an old favourite. It is a simple dish which I am offering up for Presto Pasta Nights over at Ruth's site Once Upon a Feast . She always has such a wonderful lineup up pasta dishes submitted by all you talented and innovative cooks out there. I love it's homey and simple but satisfying texture and flavour. If you love cheese...give it a try! It is a sort of quiche gone mad!

**Val's Onion Cheese Pie**


3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 - 1 cup melted butter


2 cups thinly sliced onions
1 close garlic minced
2 tablespoons butter
1 - 2 cups cooked spaghettini
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cup hot milk
1 cup grated Cheddar
salt and pepper to taste

Crust: Mix flour, salt, mustard and cheese. Slowly pour in melted butter until a workable dough results. Press into a deep 9-inch pie plate. The crust will be thin and create a shorbread like crust.

Filling: Saute onions in butter for 2 - 3 minutes; add minced garlic and saute 1 minute more. Add to spaghettini. Place in pie shell. Beat eggs, then add hot milk and cheese while continuing to beat. Add 1/2 tsp thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Pour over onion and spaghettini mixture. Bake in a 350F oven for 40 minutes.

Serves 6 - 8

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  1. This sounds delicious!!

  2. Sounds yum! Love the crust recipe!:)

  3. I think the boys would love that dish. Good flavors together and butter also. Nice picture.

  4. I have never heard of anything quite like that! It looks like perfect comfort food, lots of cheese, what's not to like!

    I too enjoy visiting presto pasta nights. I think you have added something original with this!

  5. And another first for Presto Pasta Nights - this time a pasta pie! How cool! Thanks for sharing.

  6. That looks so cheesy and so good!

  7. Valli, wow! I've never heard of this before. Such creativity!

  8. Ohhhh fattening, fattening. AWESOME. Ha. I love ANYthing with cheese.

  9. Thanks guys. As I said this recipe does not give points for being low-carb or fat-free...but it is so good!!!!True comfort food!!

  10. I just dug out my recipe for "pasta pie". Sounds a bit like yours but has pasta sauce and tomatoes in it. I will have to make it and post it!

  11. This sounds pretty tasty. I never would have though to bake pasta in a pie.

  12. My auntie made cheese pie every week for us all as kids, and I never got sick of it! A true family favourite.


  13. Onion cheese pie sounds delicious!I can imagine how tasty that must have been.

  14. Now this seems to me to be a Go To dish I need to learn how to make and bake - in a hurry. I mean, come on! Onion, cheese and all that other yummy stuff. Why have I missed out on this thus far I ask myself?


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