Spaghetti and Meatball Muffin Bites

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

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.


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Spaghetti-Meatballs muffin bites

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.

Spaghetti Meatballs muffin bites

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
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 170g spaghetti
  • 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
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 190C.
  2. Cook spaghetti following packet directions, drain and allow to cool.
  3. Spray 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  4. Pour 1 cup cheese into spaghetti pan and toss.
  5. Divide spaghetti between the 12 muffin cups, arranging spaghetti to make a nest (see video).
  6. Top each nest with 1 tablespoon of pasta sauce, a meatball, another tablespoon pasta sauce.
  7. Sprinkle each with parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  9. Cool slightly before eating, garnish with a chopped basil.

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[email protected] Urban Mum October 18, 2015 - 11:08 AM

I LOVE this idea, brilliant – even for a cocktail party nibble, will experiment with adding an egg as you suggest. xx

Katie B. October 20, 2015 - 7:36 AM

What a clever idea! I think this would also help wonderfully with portion control, something with which I constantly struggle… especially when it involves pasta1

Kate - Kat's Assistant October 20, 2015 - 9:00 AM

I agree, Monique. They would make a perfect appetizer for a party.:)

Talia October 20, 2015 - 3:30 PM

This recipe looks really different. Definitely going to give it a go.

Sandy July 10, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Yumola so hungry right now ! was passing through to see how I could be more organised today and found this cool spaghetti cup recipe – I was wondering what to do with the leftover spaghetti. Good find Kate !


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