Spaghetti Basil Torte

This impressive looking torte is deceptively easy to make and a perfect dish to serve when you're entertaining. If you like ripe olives, add a can (four ounces) of sliced ripe olives to the spaghetti mixture. Serve with whole green beans and warm crusty bread.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
package (16 ounces) spaghetti
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2
cup ricotta cheese
1
tablespoon Italian seasoning
2
eggs, beaten
1/4
cup chopped fresh or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
2
medium tomatoes, each cut into 5 slices
4
slices (1 ounce each) provolone cheese, cut in half
  • 1 Heat oven to 350º. Spray springform pan, 9x3 inches, with cooking spray. Cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 Toss spaghetti, Parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, Italian seasoning and eggs until spaghetti is well coated.
  • 3 Press half of the spaghetti mixture in bottom of pan. Sprinkle with half of the basil. Layer with half of the tomato and cheese slices. Press remaining spaghetti mixture on top. Sprinkle with remaining basil. Layer with remaining tomato and cheese slices.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 30 minutes until hot and light brown. Let stand 15 minutes. Remove side of pan. Cut torte into wedges.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
335
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.