It's Friday favorites!!
I'm sharing a recipe that is a favorite recipe of my girls. I took the base of the recipe from Giada de Laurentis and made it my own. They request them often, and it contains ingredients I use and almost always have on hand. Simple, quick and scrumptious! I have even served these as a appetizer for adults and they loved them too!
The B's spaghetti nests:
1 pound of angle hair pasta - cooked
2 tbs milk
1/2 cup shredded basil
1/2 grated Parmesan cheese
mini mozzarella balls or large ball cut up in to little dices (same size as meatballs)
8-12 meatballs quartered dice
2-3 cups marinara sauce
Olive oil for drizzling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Butter the bottom and sides of cupcake baking pan.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and
cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes.
Drain the pasta and place in a large bowl.
Add the basil, cheese, oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Toss well until the basil is
wilted. Set aside to cool.
Beat the Parmesan, milk, salt and egg together in a large bowl until smooth.
Pour the sauce over the spaghetti mixture until well combined. Twirl 1/2 cupfuls
of the spaghetti mixture around tongs or a large fork and transfer to the
prepared pans. Make an indentation in the middle of each nest of pasta and
drizzle with olive oil. Bake 15 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before removing the
sides from the pans. Remove the bottoms of the pans from the nests using a
thin metal spatula.
Spoon 1/2 cup of the marinara sauce on each of 4 serving plates.
Place the spaghetti nests on the sauce.
Place the meatballs and mozzarella balls in each nest and serve.
Have a great Friday!