KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Winter weather is in full force and that means snow days could be in our near future. Nutrition specialist Lisa Farmer shared a yummy recipe for meatballs in a spaghetti nest that will get the kids excited to eat dinner.
Meatballs in a spaghetti nest
1 lb dry spaghetti
1/4 cup of Romano Cheese, plus extra for garnish
1 lb. of Marina’s Meatballs
1-24 oz jar of Marina’s Tomato Sauce
- Cook spaghetti according to directions on package. Drain the pasta and set is aside to cool. When the pasta is cool enough to handle whisk the eggs in a bowl and add to the pasta. Stir to combine and add the Romano cheese, and 1 cup of tomato sauce. Heat remaining 2 cups of tomato sauce in a small pan on the stove.
- Lightly spray two 12 cup muffin tins with cooking spray. Place about 1/3 cup of spaghetti mixture into each cup in the pan. Use a spoon, or your fingers to form a nest in the center of the spaghetti. Bake in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees F.
- Leave pasta nests in the muffin tins and top each with 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce and a meatball or two (depending on the size). Top with a second tablespoon of tomato sauce and a sprinkle of Romano cheese.
Serve with a tossed salad, warm local bread, and a warm side of Marina’s Tomato Sauce.
For more information on Marina’s Tomato Sauce and meatballs visit: www.circlebranchpork.com
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