Here's how the restaurant chain describes the new spaghetti dishes, per the release:
Meatball Deep Dish Spaghetti Pie: Spaghetti, seven cheeses and Italian bacon baked to perfection in a flaky crust and topped with meatballs and homemade meat sauce.
Chicken Alfredo Deep Dish Spaghetti Pie: Spaghetti, seven cheeses and Italian bacon baked to perfection in a flaky crust and topped with grilled chicken and our homemade Alfredo.
While spaghetti pies might seem like an insane faux-Italian food creation designed for Americans, Olive Garden claims it's actually inspired by a traditional Italian dish. In fact, the chain's Executive Chef, Jim Nuetzi, told BuzzFeed News that it's typically made with "the components of two or three leftover meals mixed together, tossed with spaghetti, and baked in a flaky pie crust.” (You can find recipes for similar dishes online, too!) Then again, lasagna is sort of like a savory layered cake if you think about it, right?