Spaghetti & Meatball Bites

Spaghetti & Meatball Bites
Spaghetti & Meatball Bites

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 12

    oz. spaghetti

  • 3

    large eggs, divided

  • 1 1/2

    c. shredded mozzarella

  • 3/4

    c. grated Parmesan, divided, plus more for garnish

  • 3

    c. marinara, divided

  • Cooking spray, for pan

  • 1

    lb. ground beef

  • 1/2

    c. bread crumbs

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 2

    tbsp. freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish

  • kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1

    tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook spaghetti until very al dente, 8 minutes (noodles will continue to cook in oven). Drain and rinse under cold water. In a large bowl, toss cooled spaghetti with 2 beaten eggs, shredded mozzarella, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, and 1 cup marinara. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and nest spaghetti inside. Using the bottom of a shot glass, firmly press down to create a well. Bake until set, 15 minutes. Let cool. (If nests puffed up while baking, press down again with shot glass.) While spaghetti cups bake, make meatballs: In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, garlic, remaining egg, remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Roll into balls. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Brown meatballs, 4 minutes per side, then drain fat. Pour over remaining 2 cups marinara and let simmer, 5 minutes. Spoon meatball onto spaghetti nest. Garnish with Parm and parsley.

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