Recipe courtesy of Johnsonville Sausages

Spaghetti and Meatball Nests

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  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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1/2 package (8 ounces) spaghetti, broken in half

1 egg

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1-3/4 cups marinara sauce, divided

12 Johnsonville® frozen Italian Style Meatballs, thawed

1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil

Additional Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 
  2. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Rinse with cool water and drain. 
  3. In a bowl, combine the egg, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup marinara sauce and spaghetti. 
  4. Grease a nonstick muffin pan. Use tongs to fill muffin cups with the spaghetti mixture. Make an indentation in the center of each cup, creating a nest. 
  5. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until set. 
  6. While spaghetti nests are baking, in a saucepan, heat meatballs and 1-1/2 cups marinara sauce over medium heat until meatballs are heated through. 
  7. Carefully remove the baked spaghetti nests from the muffin pan and place on a serving platter. Spoon 1 tablespoon of marinara sauce in the middle of each nest and top with a meatball. Top with an additional tablespoon of sauce, basil and Parmesan cheese.