Rating: 4 stars
51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

There's a reason spaghetti and meatballs appear on so many dinner tables - it's a comforting meal, easy to put together, and loaded with flavor. This recipe turns the traditional meal into party-ready, individual servings of spaghetti and meatballs muffin bites.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 7 minutes. Drain and toss in a bowl with olive oil; refrigerate until cooled, about 15 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.

  • Toss cooled spaghetti with 1 cup Parmesan cheese. Divide spaghetti between the 12 prepared muffin cups, arranging noodles in each cup to create "nests" for the meatballs.

  • Top each "nest" with 1 tablespoon pasta sauce, 1 meatball, and 1 more tablespoon pasta sauce, respectively. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese over the tops of each meatball "nest."

  • Bake in the preheated oven until pasta and meatballs are heated through and cheese melts, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool slightly before transferring muffin bites to a serving platter.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; protein 11g; carbohydrates 17g; fat 9.3g; cholesterol 33mg; sodium 316.8mg. Full Nutrition
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