Day 3 Week 3 of BM #55 -
These nests were a delightful surprise for us. I was very skeptical about baking spaghetti as I thought it would form a dried crust and would spoil the flavor. But it didn't happen that way and I am so glad I took the risk.
My kids have been pestering me to bake these again and again. I love the addition of cottage cheese and I think I will pack in some veggies as well. I served these nests with some steamed broccoli which doesn't figure in the pictures :).
Recipe Source here
Spaghetti 10 oz
Salt as needed
Pepper as needed
Red Chili powder as needed
Garlic Powder as needed
Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1/2 cup
Cottage Cheese 1 cup
Method Of Preparation -
Cook spaghetti as per instructions on the box. Set aside 1/2 cup of the water before discarding the water. I add a spoon of oil and a spoon of salt while spaghetti is cooking.
Meanwhile, mix shredded cheese, cottage cheese, the water set aside from boiling the spaghetti, salt, pepper and red chili powder. Mix well until well blended.
Preheat the oven to 425 °F. Grease a muffin pan and set aside.
Toss in the cooked spaghetti in the cheese mixture and mix well until all of the spaghetti is coated with the cheese.
Twirl a fork and fill in each of the muffin cups making sure it appears like a nest.
Bake in the middle rack for about 10 minutes. Remove and let it stand for about 5 minutes.
Using a ladle, scoop out the spaghetti from the muffin pan and enjoy.
The adults had an extra sprinkle of crushed red pepper while the kids loved it as is.
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Preparation Time 15 min + 10 baking time
Makes 12 nests