I came across this video to make Spaghetti and Meatball Muffin Bites, I was intrigued and had to watch, these look amazing. I haven't made them yet, but can't wait as I think they would make a great after school snack for the kids, or coupled with some salad or garlic bread a delicious light meal. Don't they look super cool! Check out the video below.
Original recipe and images from allrecipes.com.
These would also be perfect for snacks at kids sports, in lunchboxes or as a bring a plate idea for the next party you attend.
Reading through some of the comments on the site some mention their spaghetti didn't stick together, I would say this may depend how long you cook it. However, there are suggestions to add a beaten egg to the spaghetti to help hold it a nest.
Spaghetti and Meatball Muffin Bites
Author: Katrina Springer
1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese, grated
1 1/2 cups tomato based pasta sauce
12 cooked meatballs
1/2 cup basil, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 190C.
Cook spaghetti following packet directions, drain and allow to cool.
Spray 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
Pour 1 cup cheese into spaghetti pan and toss.
Divide spaghetti between the 12 muffin cups, arranging spaghetti to make a nest (see video).
Top each nest with 1 tablespoon of pasta sauce, a meatball, another tablespoon pasta sauce.
Sprinkle each with parmesan cheese.
Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until cheese has melted.
Cool slightly before eating, garnish with a chopped basil.