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Don’t Just Make Boring Spaghetti, Try Spaghetti Meatball Baskets

Next time you cook spaghetti, change it, and impress others with spaghetti meatball baskets. (Screenshot/YouTube)
Next time you cook spaghetti, change it, and impress others with spaghetti meatball baskets. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Spaghetti is a staple food in our family; we eat it pretty much at least once a week. It is cheap, and my kids will actually eat it, and not just shun it.

Over the years, I have tried many different types of ways to prepare it, adding vegetables or different herbs but this recipe for spaghetti meatball baskets is a real winner.

Serve these at a dinner party and impress your guests. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Serve these snacks at a dinner party, and impress your guests. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Whether you’re having a dinner party or just want to impress your family, spaghetti meatball baskets are something that will definitely impress.

It is a really simple recipe, and will most likely take you just as long to make normal spaghetti.

Watch the below video on how to make spaghetti meatball baskets:

Here is the recipe, if you prefer it in writing.

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. spaghetti
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Jar of pasta sauce
  • 12 meatballs (each about 1 oz. in weight)
  • Another 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Method

  • Add all the spaghetti to a large pot of boiling salted water.
  • Cook the pasta until al dente; usually for 7 minutes.
  • Drain the spaghetti, and then put it in a bowl, and toss with olive oil.
  • Let the pasta cool down; put it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Toss with the 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Farenheit.
  • Generously grease a 12-cup muffin tin.
  • Evenly divide spaghetti along the muffin tin.
  • Add a tbsp of pasta sauce on top of each spaghetti nest.
  • Put one meatball in the middle of each spaghetti nest.
  • Add another tbsp of pasta sauce on top of each meatball.
  • Divide evenly the 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese on each spaghetti nest.
  • Put in oven, and cook until the pasta is heated through, and the cheese is melted about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Leave to cool, and enjoy!

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