Mini Spaghetti and Meatball Pies


Grab your muffin tin for this fun, kid-friendly appetizer recipe. A nest of spaghetti is the base for the adorable meatball pies.

Mini Spaghetti and Meatball Pies
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
17 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
47 mins
12 mini pies


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 4 ounce whole grain or multigrain thin spaghetti, broken in half

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 12 ounce package (12) refrigerated cooked Italian-style turkey or chicken meatballs

  • ½ of a 23.8-ounce jar (1 1/4 cups) light no-sugar-added tomato and basil pasta sauce

  • ½ cup shredded reduced-fat Italian cheese blend (2 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the next three ingredients (through milk). Stir in cooked pasta. Using the back of a spoon, press mixture onto bottoms and slightly up sides of prepared muffin cups. Add meatballs and top with pasta sauce.

  3. Bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 2 minutes more or until meatballs are heated through and cheese is melted. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups. If desired, serve with additional warmed pasta sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
11g Fat
22g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 719mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 4.9mg 25%
Calcium 177mg 14%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Potassium 212mg 5%
Folate, total 57.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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