Recipe courtesy of Kelly Senyei

Easy Cheesy Spaghetti Cupcakes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
Tired of the same old spaghetti? Grab your muffin pan for a family-friendly recipe for easy cheesy spaghetti cupcakes. They’re 4-ingredient knockout adored by palates of all ages.



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cook the spaghetti until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain the pasta, rinse with cold water and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Stir in 1 cup of the marinara sauce until combined, and then stir in 1 cup mozzarella. Using a large spoon and fork, twirl the pasta into nests and transfer to the prepared muffin pan cavities. 
  4. Top the nests with the remaining 1/2 cup marinara sauce and 1/2 cup mozzarella.
  5. Bake until the tops are golden brown and the edges are slightly crispy, about 15 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 5 minutes, then use a spoon to transfer the cupcakes to serving plates. Garnish with grated Parmesan and serve.