Adorable Spaghetti Nests

 spaghetti nests
Spring makes me think of new beginnings! Rain showers, tulips, baby animals and cute little birds nests. Your kids will love having their very own bird nests, topped off with cute little eggs!
Ingredients:
Butter, for greasing the bowls
Pasta:
1/2 box spaghetti
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
To Assemble:
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
Olive oil
Spaghetti sauce, warmed
12 small mozzarella balls
Directions:

  • Place the oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter the inside of ceramic bowls.
  • Pasta: Prepare noodles according to the package. Cook until the noodles are tender but still firm to the bite. Drain  the pasta and place in a bowl. Add cheese, oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Toss well  and set aside to cool.
  • Assembly: Whisk together the Parmesan cheese, milk, salt and egg in a large bowl and the mixture is 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 prepared bowls.
  • Make an indentation in the middle of each nest of pasta and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Let cool 10 minutes before removing the sides from the bowls. Remove the bottoms of the bowls from the nests using a spatula or large serving spoon.
  • Spoon spaghetti sauce in each of the nests. Place 3 balls of the mozzarella in each nest and serve.

Note: To make the mozzarella eggs, use your melon scoop. It’s really easy!

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15 thoughts on “Adorable Spaghetti Nests”

  1. This is so cute! And how refreshing to find kids' food suitable for Easter that isn't something sweet! I've looked in vain for ideas, and even though spaghetti isn't a traditional Easter dinner food, at least the kids will eat it! Perfect way to introduce spring.

  2. What a great idea and your Spaghetti Nests look delicious! Thank you so much for sharing your special recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Such a cute idea, but I'm afraid my son would think the eggs were meatballs. He doesn't pay attention to details well. LOL Thanks for bringing this dish to foodie friday.

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