Spaghetti and Meatball Pasta Cups Recipe | Pasta Cupcake Finger Food

Spaghetti and Meatball Pasta Cups Recipe | Pasta Cupcake Finger Food

Happy Friday my friends. I still have a couple of recipes to share from the Game Day Party Table I posted the beginning of this week. These recipes are pretty simple and I really like the fact that they can all be prepared ahead of time.
The first Game Day recipe is for Spaghetti and Meatball Pasta Cups. These are actually just a fun and convenient way to serve spaghetti and meatballs for a party
– just pick them up and eat them like a cupcake.

Spaghetti and Meatball Pasta Cups
click here for printable recipe
1/2 box of Spaghetti Pasta – 7 ounces
2 Teaspoons of Olive Oil
Meatballs {pre-packaged or homemade}
2 Large Eggs
Marinara Sauce
1/2 Cup of Grated Parmesan Cheese
1. Cook the spaghetti pasta al dente, according to package *do not break the noodles*. When finished boiling, rinse with cool water, stir on 2 teaspoons of olive oil and set aside.
2. Cook or heat the meatballs. This recipe makes 12 cupcakes so 12 meatballs will be needed. Once cooked, mix the meatballs with one cup of marinara sauce and set aside.
3. Preheat the oven to 350º
4. Whisk the eggs in a medium bowl, by hand, then add in the pasta, marinara sauce, and parmesan cheese. Stir until mixed and the pasta is completely coated.
5. Generously spray a cupcake pan with non-stick cooking spray. Divide the mixed noodles into the 12 cavities of the pan. It helps to twirl the pasta on a fork then gently press it into the pan. Each cupcake cavity of the pan should be filled at least 3/4’s of the way full – if not completely full. Using a spoon press the center of each cavity down to leave an indentation for the meatball.
6. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove and let sit to cool for 10 minutes.
7. Remove the pasta cups from the pan – top with a tablespoon of sauce and a meatball. Garnish with parmesan cheese.
I’ll be sharing a couple more recipes from the Party Pasta Bar tomorrow along with the complete menu.
Have a fabulous weekend ~ enjoy.


  1. These look great but for some reason the button for the printable recipe is not working. Can not wait to try these. Love your site!!!

  2. Oh my goodness, these look amazing. I can’t wait to try them out.

    Thanks so much for sharing!


  3. Brilliant! What a great afer school snack, too. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Print button not working for me.. love this idea.. I will copy and paste for now.. these would also be perfect for my clients!!

  5. I love it, very neat! I am your new follower.

  6. i wish i could send this to my sons by EMAIL TOO BAD YOU DON’T HAVE A …..LOVE THIS IDEA

  7. My kids would LOVE this! Pinning and going to make soon!

  8. Awesome idea!!!! Did you use a regular size cupcake pan or a mini pan??

  9. Love this idea… thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. The print button didn’t work for me either but I just Ctrl/P and got it. I do this for most things anyway, counting pages, and it seems to work in most cases.

  11. Have you tried these as mini muffins? We loved them but thought maybe they are too big as passed hors d’oeuvres. Do you think they would be just as good in a smaller format?



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