The Country Cook: Friendship Spaghetti Pie
                                                   

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Friendship Spaghetti Pie

What's better than spaghetti pie? An extra spaghetti pie to share with a friend! This recipe makes two (9-inch) spaghetti pies. Each pie is perfect for a family of 4. Depending on how much you eat, you can even stretch each one to serve 6 people. And it freezes beautifully!
I have been working on this Spaghetti Pie recipe for a few weeks now. The first time I made it, I thought it was good but I knew it could be better. The seasonings really needed to be adjusted and it needed a little kick of flavor. Those test pies were still eaten but I wrote down some notes and made it again this week. This time though, there was a happy little coincidence.
My friend, Megan, and her family, were adopting another dog. His name is Simon and he's a senior dog that was rescued from a hoarding situation. He is a Schnoodle (Schnauzer Poodle.) I think that's my new favorite word - Schnoodle. It's just fun to say, right?
Anyhow, Simon was in need of a lot of medical attention and he had gone through a number of procedures before he could go home with his new family. The day I was making these pies was also the day Simon was supposed to finally be coming to his new home. Megan, her hubby and her kids were so excited but they also knew Simon would need a lot of tender loving care that evening. While Simon was getting lots of loving in his new home, I was able to provide their family with my extra Spaghetti Pie and some garlic bread for their dinner. So they had more time to love on Simon and less time fussing over dinner. 
Simon (on the right) with his new doggy brother, Max (on the left)

One of the greatest gifts you can give someone is your time. In whatever form that may be. For me, it was making this meal to give to a dear friend who had more important things on her plate than dinner. Make this spaghetti pie and give it to someone you care about. I promise, it will mean more than you know and heck, it tastes pretty dang awesome too!
Ingredients:
1 (16 oz.) box spaghetti
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (24 oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
4 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
4 Eggland's Best eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 cups mozzarella, shredded
dried parsley, for topping (optional)

Directions:
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. I make sure to season the boiling water with about a tablespoon of sea salt or kosher salt and olive oil before adding the spaghetti.
While spaghetti noodles are cooking, start cooking ground beef and onions.
Once meat is browned and crumbled, turn off heat and drain excess grease. Put meat back into pan and then stir in spaghetti sauce. Leave it in the pan until ready to use. 
Once spaghetti has been cooked and drained. Turn off heat. Pour spaghetti noodles back into pot. Stir in butter until it melts and coats the spaghetti well.
Then stir in beaten Eggland's Best eggs and parmesan cheese. Stir quickly.
Set out two 9-inch (ungreased) pie pans and evenly divide spaghetti noodle mixture into each pan.
In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese with garlic and Italian seasoning. Stir well.
Evenly distribute cheese mixture over each pan of spaghetti noodles. Drop it all over by small spoonfuls.
Then take the back of the spoon (or a butter knife) and spread it out evenly over the noodles.
Top each pie with meat sauce. Evenly dividing it between both pans.
Finally, top each pie with shredded mozzarella. Again, dividing it evenly between each pan.
And, to make it look pretty, you can sprinkle with dried parsley. Not necessary but I like to see a little green on top. 
Now, if freezing the pies, I would cover well with plastic wrap. Then I would wrap it with a layer of aluminum foil. Then freeze. I like to get the disposable pie tins that come with lids so I would then put the lid on it. That will make sure it's well-protected from freezer burn. These particular pie tins came with a plastic lid and bottom so I had to make sure I told Megan to remove that plastic bottom piece before cooking. You don't want any plastic melting in the oven.
Since I was giving the second pie to Megan, who was making it for dinner that night, I didn't worry about wrapping it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil because it wasn't going to be frozen. I just wrote some instructions on a piece of paper and taped it to the lid. 
I also included some frozen garlic bread to go with it. Usually I will include a bagged salad too.  
Now, if you are ready to bake your pie for dinner. Preheat your oven to 350F degrees. Place the pie tin on a cookie sheet (this will make it easier to put in and take out of the oven.) Bake pie for about 25 minutes until bubbly and cheese is melted.
If cooking from frozen, remove all plastic wrap and aluminum foil and any lids, etc. Place pie tin on cookie sheet and bake uncovered for about 45 minutes until bubbly and cheese is melted. 
Enjoy!

PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE

This is a sponsored giveaway. I am a proud ambassador for Eggland's Best eggs and all opinions are my own. 

178 comments :

  1. We love our eggs as omelets. We love my Pizza Omelets. It has olives, cheese, pepperoni and tomato sauce. It is so good!

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  2. I love scrambled eggs because they are easy to make and tasty!

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  3. I love eggs anyway you fix them. Boiled and used in salads. Fried as long as the whites are done. Scrambled and with cheese and veggies stirred in. Poached on toast.Fixed as an omelet. Never met an egg I didn't like!

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  4. deviled are my favorite. Add a dash of hot sauce!

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  5. My family loves scrambled eggs with cheese!

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  6. Looks GOOD...something I would make. <3 :-)

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  7. My husband and I love eggs, scrambled, fried, omelets, etc. There is nothing like a good egg. Thanks for having such a wonderful give-away. I will put the coupons and gift card to good use.

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  8. I like mine fried!
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  9. Our family likes all kinds of eggs: fried, scrambled, hard-boiled, deviled. All so yummy!!

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  10. I love fried eggs with a piece of fried bologna on the side!

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  11. I love scrambled eggs, but i also enjoy them fried, boiled, and in egg salad. thank you for giveaway !
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  12. My favorite way for my eggs is fried over done,and
    eaten in a egg sandwich.

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  13. I eat microwaved scrambled eggs almost daily. However, I love an omelet from Louie's Cafe(Baton Rouge).

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  14. Couldn't live without eggs - anyway that doesn't have a runny yolk!

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  15. Poached is my favorite but I like them all ways!

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  16. Eggs are such a bargain and a good source of protein. We use them in some form nearly day and Eggland are the best! barlarbear@aol.com

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  17. Deviled with chopped sweet pickles, salt and pepper... sometimes a dash of Chipolte pepper.. YUMMO!

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  18. I love my eggs over done and eaten in a
    egg sandwich. Yumm

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  19. Eggland eggs are the only brand I buy - they are great!

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  20. There are so many great ways to enjoy eggs; fried, scrambled, quiche, omelette or egg in a nest from when my Grandma used to cook for me when I was a little girl. Egglands truly are the best eggs.
    (I love the Schnoodle story!)

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  21. My favorite is scrambled with sauteed zucchini.

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  22. My favorite eggs are fried over-easy!

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  23. I love fried over-easy eggs topped with crispy fried bacon pieces. Add toast and a glass of orange juice and coffee sets my day off great.

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  24. I love eggs, but I have to take this time to tell you what a wonderful person I think you are. You must have the biggest heart.

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  25. I love hardboiled eggs in a salad.

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  26. Yum - I liked Eggland Eggs ANY any I get them!

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  27. I like eggs Fried.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  28. Scrambled or an omelet.

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  29. I love eggs! We like fritatas with mushrooms, spinach, bekk pepper and plenty of cheese!

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  30. id really like to know where u got this recipe for the spaghetti pie i ve made it that way for over 30 yrs no one has heard of it i make it for the deaf club it goes out of style everyone loves it ive seen alot of spaghetti pies in lots of cook books butnot the way i make it strange u got it mmmmmm im wondering

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  31. My husband accidentally came home with Eggland's Best. Great eggs! We baked eggs with pepperoni and cheese, and our usual scrambled. Enjoyed them both!

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  32. how i make my eggs ok i peel and dice fresh or canned tomatoes wihtout the liquid in the can cook it on stove dice onions if needed put in little of the tomato liquid cook until tomateos smashed then u whisk up as many eggs as u want but i feel four is enuff for a can of tomatoes add salt and pepper add the whisked eggs to the tomatoes with no liquid in it pour the egg mixture and scramble how to eat this its a spread for on toast very delish when u cook it u make sure that the eggs dont turn out like scrambled eggs try to mix it into the tomatoes and onions peppers if u wish dice it all up and u got urself a nice spread or a dip whichever u wish to call it something new isnt it

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  33. I love eggs in chicken and tuna salad. Well, any kind of salad!

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  34. Scrambled eggs with onions and cheese

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  35. I like scrambled eggs or an egg and sausage casserole.

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  36. I like eggs any way I can get them! I usually eat a scrambled egg with some salsa on the side for breakfast some days!

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  37. I like them scrambled with onions, green pepper, cheese, and cilantro.

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  38. Hard to choose I like them all. Every Sunday evening, we have fried egg and bacon sandwiches.

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  39. I love frittatas and also baked pizza eggs.

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  40. My favorite way to eat eggs is in egg salad sandwiches!! TY!

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  41. Every morning I start my day with a scrambled egg. I also love deviled eggs and depending on the holiday you can dye the whites to match (red for Valentines and Christmas, green for St. Patrick, blue, yellow and pink for Easter and etc. You get the idea.)

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  42. I enjoy eggs in many ways. I love them making a salad, eating plain hard boiled, scrambled with cheddar but my favorite is good ole egg and olive sandwiches...yummy to my tummy <3

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  43. I like eggs every way, but I think my favs are Eggs Benedict and Deviled.

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  44. I'm a southern girl so it's deviled eggs for me.

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  45. My favorite is an egg salad sandwich.

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  46. I love eggs benedict but I also love egg salad sandwich with bacon on wheat toast.

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  47. i like mine in a salad

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  48. I love eggs pretty much any way, but my favorite is probably hard boiled.

    Jennifer Marie
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  49. Devilled eggs are my favorite, followed closely by boiled eggs in buttered toast!

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  50. I love my eggs in an omelet with veggies, ham and a little cheese.

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  51. I Like eggs many ways. I especially like breakfast burritos - stir salsa into scrambled eggs before frying. As eggs cook stir in shredded cheese. Place in warm tortillas. Yummy!

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  52. I love my eggs with salsa and tortillas. Yum!

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  53. I love eggs but my favorite way is Quiche Lorraine or Eggs Benedict! YUM!

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  54. I love eggs poached - on toast. Really, I love eggs any way. They are a favorite around here v

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  55. I just love scrambled eggs with a little pepper on them.

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  56. My favorite egg is scrambled with cheese and a bit of salsa!

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  57. I really don't have a favorite way. I just love eggs pretty much every way

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  58. I love eggs just about any way you can think of. Sunny-side up, scrambled, poached, Benedict, soft boiled, hard boiled and deviled. I also love egg salad sandwiches!

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  59. For years, I thought I didn't like eggs. Crazy, I know! Now I eat a lot of eggs and deviled eggs are my favorite.

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  60. DH and I eat eggs every day, whether part of our breakfast, added to salads or part of a recipe. We love them every way they are used and this cook would be crippled if suddenly none were available.

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  61. Scrambled, fried, boiled, omelets....eggs are a staple in our house! This spaghetti pie recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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  62. omelets, scrambled, deviled eggs, we love eggs !

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  63. I can't choose....I enjoy eggs every which way!

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  64. I can't choose....I enjoy eggs every which way!

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  65. That was so thoughtful of you to take dinner to your friend, and I love spaghetti pie!I am glad the dog has a new family to love him!
    My husband and I love our eggs poached, or over easy.

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  66. We love our eggs scrambled with cheese.

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  67. Deviled eggs are my favorite
    cheryl

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  68. My favorite way to enjoy eggs is scrambled!

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  69. We like eggs for dinner. I prefer mine "sunny side" while hubby likes his scrambled. If we have fresh veggies, we'll make an omelet. And then there's quiche and. . .well, you get the idea. We love eggs for a quick meal!

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  70. I eat two scrambled every morning - I should invest in some chickens

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  71. I like eggs made into a puffy omelet with a mushroom white sauce on top.

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  72. Scrambled with turkey bacon or baked into cookies, cakes, brownies....

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  73. My husband and I always have hard boiled eggs in the fridge for snacking. Ü

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  74. My very favorite is fried over easy with some sourdough toast to dunk in the yolk. Add some bacon, hash browns (with onions), orange juice and coffee. It doesn't get too much better than that!

    Donna Holmen

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  75. I like scrambled eggs with turkey bacon

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  76. I LOVE soft boiled eggs,fried eggs in a sandwich, scrambled eggs, egg burrito,heuvos ranchero,hard boiled eggs, eggs over easy, umm what else is there ?? LOL
    Thanks for the chance to win...

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  77. My favorite way to make eggs is with coconut oi, spinach and mango salsa!

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  78. I love to make omelets with ham, cheese, peppers, onions and sausage.

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  79. I like my eggs out of the shell.........scrambled or also like deviled eggs or fried egg on whole wheat toast or even made into a ham and cheese omelet.

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  80. II love eggs also, deviled scrambled in salads etc...
    My favorite would be over easy on wheat toast with lot's of butter!
    Who doesn't love an egg sandwich !

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  81. I like my eggs over easy with a piece of toast!

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  82. My fav way to make and eat eggs is Deviled Eggs. YUMMMMM.

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  83. I like them in an omelette with alot of cheese,onions, and mushrooms.

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  84. I have a special Egg Breakfast Sandwich that I am famous for. It is my favorite way to eat eggs.

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  85. What a fun recipe! I bet my kids would love it. My favorite way to enjoy eggs is to make a cheese omelette.

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  86. I like to use my eggs making omelets. I love ham and cheese and taco omelets.

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  87. Boiled with a little salt & pepper.
    Marilyn

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  88. I love scrambled eggs. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
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  89. I like my eggs almost every way ~ scrambled, fried, deviled, in omelets, boiled, in egg salad, ham salad, tuna salad.....I think you get the picture ~ I REALLY LIKE EGGS!

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  90. I enjoy mine hard boiled and made into egg salad.

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  91. I love mine in a homemade Egg McMuffin style sandwich.

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  92. Poached and served on top of hash, made with pastrami, not corned beef.

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  93. I like them in the spinach ham quiche that I make.

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  94. I like eggs best baked in a cake!

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  95. I love a fried egg on toast with fresh avocado and tomato.

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  96. I like to eat scrambled eggs!

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  97. Definitely in Potato Salad

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  98. I eat a lot of hard boiled eggs..especially love them in salad.

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  99. lately I've been fixing breakfast tacos, wrapping them in paper towels, and freezing them for my boys to heat in the microwave on school mornings. I love using thawed out tater tots as hash browns, along with the eggs, and either sausage or bacon. It's getting to where I'm having to replenish the taco container at least once every four days or so!

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  100. I have eggs scrambled with spinach for breakfast most mornings. One of my favorite things to do with eggs is make my own mayo.

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  101. I love eggs! My favorite is scrambled eggs with cheese. I also love eating deviled eggs with paprika on top!
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  102. It depends on my mood, but I like them most any way. For my toddler, it is eggs in a pan (scrambled eggs) with cheese.

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  103. I love eggs prepared in a variety of ways. Always love a fried egg sandwich with cheese or rolled in a flour tortilla. I also make a pesto egg salad with chopped hard boiled eggs with mayo and pesto mixed for the dressing. Especially good served with whole grain crackers! Another way is to make avocado toast which is half an avocado mashed with a squeeze of lime, and Mrs Dash lime seasoning mixed and spread on a piece of toast and topped with a over easy fried egg!! Yum-the best!!

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  104. I love my egg half boiled, set on an egg cup, sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper and fleur del sel and drink up!

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  105. We like to make eggs scrambled with cheese and topped with chili and sour cream.

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  106. I love eggs, I guess my favorite way would be scrambled!

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  107. I Love eggs....I really do!! It's hard to just pick one way that is my favorite because depending on my mood. Today my favorite is made into an omelet filled with all kinds of good veggies.

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  108. I love eggs cooked over easy because I LOVE dipping a piece of toast into the runny yolk. Yum!

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  109. I am an eggs over-easy kinda girl...not too done, but not too runny...great for dipping toast and mixing with my tators.

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  110. Heather Hayes PanjonOctober 26, 2015 at 6:57 AM

    I Like Hard Boiled Eggs.

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  111. Omelets of any shape and kind are my favorite. Limitless possibilities!! I am a big fan of your blog. Every dish looks delicious and always something my family will enjoy! Keep 'em coming.

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  112. I like eggs fried over easy with hashbrowns and bacon... Then pour a little bit of salsa ranchera on the top of them with fresh, homemade flour tortillas and a cup of piping hot coffee...

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  113. I love my eggs with fresh mushrooms and red peppers in an omelet.

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  114. I love deviled eggs.

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  115. I run a B&B and easily go through 5 dozen eggs a weekend cooked in a large variety of ways.

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  116. I love hard-boiled eggs and I try to eat one each day. I also love cheesy scrambled eggs, the way my son makes them!

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  117. My favorite way to eat eggs is Deviled!!

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  118. My family loves eggs and we have them two or three times a week!

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  119. I love eggs in breakfast burritos. I like eggs for breakfast, but I'm not a fan of deviled eggs or egg salad sandwiches (which my husband loves!).

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  120. hard boiled is my favorite way to eat eggs

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  121. I love scrambled eggs with toast and bacon!

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  122. I love them In salads and making egg salad sandwiches with them as well.

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  123. I love my eggs fried and with toast!

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  124. I love them anyway that I can get them!

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  125. Hard boiled with salt and pepper. LOVE!

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  126. I prefer eating them scrambled with cheese

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  127. My favorite way to enjoy eggs is in quiche or an omelet.

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  128. THE VERY FIRST THING I LEARNED TO MAKE WHEN I WAS A KID WAS SCRAMBLED EGG SANDWICHES. IT WAS ONE OF MY DAD'S FAVORITE'S. MY SON STILL REQUEST'S THEM TOO. SIMPLE JUST START COOKING YOUR SCRAMBLED EGGS WHEN THEY ARE HALF WAY DONE SQUIRT IN YELLOW MUSTARD TO TASTE. SERVE ON SOFT WHITE BREAD.

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  129. Heather Hayes PanjonOctober 27, 2015 at 7:14 AM

    I Like Scrambled Eggs.

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  130. I like a good fried egg, bologna, and cheese with mayo sandwich

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  131. I actually cannot eat eggs currently because they make my breastfeed daughter sick... which is a bummer because I love a great omelette! My boys love eggs in a basket :)

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  132. I'm still working on making the perfect soft scrambled eggs, but when I get it right, they're amazing :)

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  133. I would like to say that I love them in salad - shaunie

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  134. We love soft boiled eggs with toast points.
    My favorite way is Eggs Benedict.

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  135. I love scrambled eggs with lots of veggies.

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  136. We love omelettes around our house full of vegetables and meat. The more that's in it the better it is.

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  137. i liked hard boiled eggs in my salads.

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  138. We love scrambled eggs and egg salad. We also, of course!, love eggs in cookies :) I actually needed a meal idea to take to a new neighbor that just moved in the neighborhood and I think this would be perfect. Thanks!

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  139. I like scrambled eggs. They're one of my most favorite comfort foods.

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  140. Love my eggs hard boiled or fried!

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  141. I like eggs prepared just about any which way but my favorites are poached or soft boiled.

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  142. I like egg whites on a toasted English muffin with cheese.

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  143. I love a good omelet or deviled egg

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  144. I love my eggs over easy. BTW, I love Eggland's Best eggs.

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  145. Huevos rancheros are the best way to eat my eggs... yumm�� and egglands best are the way to go ,����

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  146. I love a good omlette with bacon, cheese, and lots of veggies

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  147. I love meals you can make and take for a friend!

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  148. My favorite way to eat eggs is--Deviled Eggs! MMMMMMM Yummy!

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  149. I love eggs scrambled,fried,omlets,in sandwitches, and I just love them. They are so quick for a meal.

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  150. Not commenting on the eggs, but I made the recipe and everyone enjoyed it. I understand it's suppose to be a layered type dish, but I have to say I think next time I will stir it up prior to cooking,or stir the sauce with the noodles just so you get a taste of the sauce in every bit. I found if you just had a noodle bite it was a bit bland. But overall a great recipe. I found your link on pinterest. I chose your recipe since it used ricotta, I am a little scared to use cottage cheese, cream cheese and sour cream as the other recipes like this one suggested. So thanks for a great recipe will definitely make again. I also cut the recipe in half to just make 1 pan, and we still have 1/2 of it left. Thanks again!

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