Spaghetti and Meatball Nests: A Fun Twist on a Classic Dish!

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Welcome to our kitchen, where we’re turning a classic dish into a culinary adventure! In today’s video, we’re showing you how to make Spaghetti and Meatball Nests – a fun and creative twist on the traditional spaghetti and meatballs.

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Spaghetti and Meatball Nests: A Fun Twist on a Classic Dish!

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 12 Calories: 280
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Follow along as we take you through each step of the recipe. From shaping the spaghetti nests to preparing the perfect meatballs, we've got all the tips and tricks to ensure your dish turns out beautifully.


For the Meatballs and Sauce

For the Nests


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  1. Add the ground beef to bowl followed by the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Break up the beef and mix until well combined. Then grab up some of the mixture in the palm of your hand and form it into a ball. Repeat the process for the rest of the ground beef. 

  2. Place some oil into a pan over medium high heat. Put the meatballs in and fry until cooked though and browned. Pour the sauce in followed by the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir and allow to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. 

  3. While the sauce is simmering, put the spaghetti into a pot of salted boiling water. Cook for about 12 minutes until al dente. Strain, rinse, and set aside in a bowl. 

  4. Add the egg whites, Parmesan, and mozzarella to the spaghetti. Toss until well combined. 

  5. Spray a muffin tray with Pam or oil. Pick up some of the spaghetti mixture and fill each muffin well. Place in a 400 degree F or 200 C preheated oven for about 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove and allow to cool. 

  6. Place a meatball over each nest and pour some sauce over. Garnish with basil or parsley and a dusting of Parmesan. Serve and enjoy your spaghetti and meatball nests. 


🌿 Customize Your Nest: Feel free to experiment with the spaghetti nest shape. Try making smaller nests for appetizers or larger ones for a more substantial meal. Get creative and have fun with it!

🍅 Sauce Selection: While a classic marinara sauce complements this dish perfectly, you can also explore other sauce options. Alfredo, pesto, or even a spicy arrabbiata sauce can add a unique twist to your Spaghetti and Meatball Nests.

🧀 Cheese Lovers, Rejoice: For an extra layer of flavor, consider adding a sprinkle of Parmesan or mozzarella cheese on top of the nests before baking. The cheese will melt and create a deliciously gooey texture.

🌶️ Spice It Up: Add a kick of spice by incorporating red pepper flakes into your meatball mixture or by choosing a spicy marinara sauce. Adjust the heat to your liking and make it a memorable, flavorful experience.

🌱 Herb Infusion: Enhance the overall taste by adding fresh herbs to your meatball mixture. Basil, oregano, or parsley can elevate the dish with their aromatic flavors. Consider garnishing with additional herbs before serving for a burst of freshness.

🥗 Serving Suggestions: Pair your Spaghetti and Meatball Nests with a crisp side salad or some garlic bread for a well-rounded meal. The nests are versatile and can be served on their own or as part of a more extensive Italian feast.

🍷 Wine Pairing: For the perfect dining experience, consider pairing this dish with a light-bodied red wine, such as Chianti or Pinot Noir. The acidity of the wine will complement the richness of the tomato sauce and meatballs.

🍦 Dessert Finale: Round off your Italian-inspired meal with a classic Tiramisu or cannoli for dessert. The sweet ending will leave your taste buds satisfied and complete the culinary journey on a delightful note.

Remember, cooking is an adventure, and these additional notes are just a starting point. Feel free to add your own twists and tweaks to make this Spaghetti and Meatball Nests recipe uniquely yours! 🍝✨




Keywords: Spaghetti, Spaghetti and meat balls, nest, dinner recipe, midweek meals, snacks

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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