Special spaghetti cake

spaghetti cake

Serves 8-10

  • 600 ml double cream

  • 4 large free-range eggs

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 60 g mature Cheddar cheese, grated

  • 60 g mixed smelly cheese (such as Brie, Stilton and goat's cheese), cubed

  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach, washed, spun dry and roughly chopped

  • 1 fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

  • 140 g sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and roughly chopped

  • 400 g spaghetti, just-cooked

  • 1 knob butter

  • a few sprigs fresh sage, leaves picked

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. In a large bowl beat the double cream and eggs with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Add the grated Cheddar, most of the smelly cheese, the spinach, chilli, sun-dried tomatoes and the cooked spaghetti. Gently stir to mix well.



Melt the butter in an ovenproof frying pan, around 11inches in diameter, and swirl it around so the base of the pan is nicely coated. Slowly pour in the spaghetti mixture and shake the pan to even the mixture out. Bake in the hot oven for 30 minutes until it starts to crisp on top. At this point, take it out of the oven and use the back of a spoon to make small indents into the top of the bake. Toss the sage leaves in a little olive oil then press one into each dip with a small cube of the remaining cheese on top.



Return to the oven and cook for 10 more minutes until crisp. Remove and leave to rest for a few minutes. Serve in lovely wedges with a fresh green salad on the side.

Nutritional Information

Special spaghetti cake

With spinach, cheese and sun-dried tomatoes

More Mains recipes >
0 foodies cooked this
Think of this classic spaghetti cake as a kind of Italian omelette and you're not far off
Serves 8-10
1h 05m
Super easy
Method

I discovered this dish in Italy while working on my Italian book. When full of ham, chicken and mushrooms, it's called tetrazzini. Try my lighter vegetarian version.

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. In a large bowl beat the double cream and eggs with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Add the grated Cheddar, most of the smelly cheese, the spinach, chilli, sun-dried tomatoes and the cooked spaghetti. Gently stir to mix well.

Melt the butter in an ovenproof frying pan, around 11inches in diameter, and swirl it around so the base of the pan is nicely coated. Slowly pour in the spaghetti mixture and shake the pan to even the mixture out. Bake in the hot oven for 30 minutes until it starts to crisp on top. At this point, take it out of the oven and use the back of a spoon to make small indents into the top of the bake. Toss the sage leaves in a little olive oil then press one into each dip with a small cube of the remaining cheese on top.

Return to the oven and cook for 10 more minutes until crisp. Remove and leave to rest for a few minutes. Serve in lovely wedges with a fresh green salad on the side.

Whether it's delicious vegetarian or vegan recipes you're after, or ideas for gluten or dairy-free dishes, you'll find plenty here to inspire you. For more info on how we classify our lifestyle recipes please read our special diets fact sheet, or or for more information on how to plan your meals please see our special diets guidance.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 716 36%
  • Carbs 39.1g 17%
  • Sugar 3.8g 4%
  • Fat 55.2g 79%
  • Saturates 28.7g 143%
  • Protein 15.5g 34%
Of an adult's reference intake

BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH

Close

Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind. Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores.

When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:

Marine Stewardship Council
http://www.msc.org/

Fish Online
http://www.fishonline.org

Show/hide comments

comments powered by Disqus