Jarlsberg Pasta Pie

Jarlsberg Pasta Pie is another of my Aunt Ruth’s delicious recipes!

Jarlsberg Pasta Pie

Jarslberg Pasta Pie

If your wondering what Jarlsberg is, it’s a kind of cheese!  Jarlsberg is a semi soft part-skim cheese that has a mild, buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet flavor! It comes from Norway and is produced in limited quantities, it’s aged for at least a year!  It can be found in the specialty cheese department!!

Jarlsberg Pasta Pie

We’ve loved Jarlsberg Pasta Pie recipe for at least 15 years, at first I made it with Mozzarella cheese because I couldn’t find Jarlsberg.  Jarlsberg has a little bit stronger flavor and it’s really yummy if you can find it but, if not then fall back on mozzarella cheese!  This recipe is fabulous for garden fresh vegetables, I used zucchini right from our garden this year :)  It can also easily be made vegetarian by omitting the ground beef.

You’ll also want to try my Aunt Ruth’s mouth watering Lemon Chicken, Roasted Potato Pasta !!  It’s just as good!

 

Jarlsberg Cheese

Jarlsberg Cheese

 

Remove wax and shred Jarslberg

Remove wax and shred Jarlsberg

With a hand mixer mix cheese, egg, and cooked noodles

With a hand mixer mix cheese, egg, and cooked noodles

Press into pie plate with measuring cup

Press into pie plate with measuring cup

Pour sauce into noodle crust and bake as directed

Pour sauce into noodle crust and bake as directed

Serve and Enjoy!! It's even better the 2nd day :)

Serve and Enjoy!! It’s even better the 2nd day :)

 

I always make a double batch of Jarlsberg Pasta Pie… it’s even better the second day!  AND if you’re going to the effort, it only makes sense :)

5.0 from 2 reviews
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 3 C cooked thin whole grain spaghetti
  • 1½ C shredded Jarlsberg Cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 2 C sliced zucchini or green pepper (or both!)
  • 1 C chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried basil or ¼ C fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 1 (14.5oz) can of Italian Stewed Tomatoes
  • 1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl blend pasta, 1 C cheese, and egg with hand mixer.
  3. Mix until pasta is broken into 1 inch pieces and mixed well.
  4. Line the bottom and sides of 10 inch pie plate.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Brown beef with onions, drain excess fat.
  7. Add garlic, zucchini, green peppers, and basil.
  8. Cover and cook until vegetables are tender firm, approx 5-7 minutes.
  9. Add stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce, warm.
  10. Spoon into crust.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes, add cheese and bake an additional 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and slightly browned.
  12. Enjoy!

 

Comments

  1. Ruth (Favorite Aunt) says

    Hi Ruthie,
    I have spent this morning really enjoying your web site! You really have done a wonderful job…I love each and every section! (ok, enough exclamation points :o)!!!)

    I wanted to share something I like even better in the pasta roasted potato recipe, I have started to use Kalamata Olives instead of black, they are so much more flavorful. Try it and see what you think. I’m sure you have made this using your garden fresh baby red potatos, they make it so amazing.

    I love you and miss you!
    Love you and thanks for sharing the recipes with your readers.
    ruth

    • Ruth says

      Hi Auntie Ruth…thanks for all the compliments on this little blog of mine :) It sure is a lot of fun and I’ve grown to love it way more than I thought I ever would… thanks for letting me share fave recipes of yours!! I’m sure you have more that I’ll need to get sometime. I’ll totally try the Kalamata Olives, we LOVE that one SO much!! I miss you and everybody up there… Love, Ruthie

  2. Dena says

    A great hit! My family LOVED it! What I loved about it was the way you presented it. I would have been intimidated by the idea that I had to find a specialty cheese to make it. I loved that I could use a cheese I am already familiar with and I had on hand. After I made it I loved it so much I am for sure going to find some jarlsberg!

    • Ruth says

      I’m SO glad you loved this recipe!! It is a long time fave of ours… AND you’ll like it with Jarlsberg Cheese just as much :) Thanks so much for the comment!! Happy Cooking :)