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pasta essentials: pasta & meatball cupcakes

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Most spaghetti cups are made into actual cups, and then filled with something. These are not cups; they’re fully packed with pasta, and a yummy alfredo sauce. Then we top them with pasta sauce, and let’s not forget a meatball. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 3 - 4 Depending on the size of the cups
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pasta essentials: pasta & meatball cupcakes

  • 4 oz
    pasta, i'm using fettuccine, cooked al dente
  • 4 oz
    warmed alfredo sauce, recipe recommendation below
  • 4 - 6 slice
    provolone cheese rounds
  • 4 oz
    warmed pasta sauce, recipe recommendation below
  • 4 sm
    cooked mini meatballs, recipe recommendation below
  • 2 oz
    parmesan cheese, grated

How To Make pasta essentials: pasta & meatball cupcakes

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    Chef’s Note: Later on, in this recipe, I’m going to give you some recommendations for the meatballs, plus the alfredo and pasta sauce. You could always buy frozen meatballs, and jars of sauce… but where’s the fun in that?
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    Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
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    Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 350f (175c).
  • 5
    Add the alfredo sauce to the cooked pasta, and toss to combine.
  • 6
    Use some oil, or cooking spray on the cupcake holders.
  • 7
    Fill each of the cups with the pasta, and press down.
  • 8
    Add the provolone to the top, and press down.
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    Place in the preheated oven, and bake until the cheese melts, and begins to bubble, about 20 – 25 minutes.
  • 10
    Chef's Note: Remove from oven, ladle some pasta sauce on a nice serving plate, and place the pasta cupcake on top of the sauce.
  • 11
    Add a meatball, and sprinkle with Parmesan.
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    Serve while nice and hot… possibly with some crusty bread. Enjoy.
  • 14
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
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    Creamy Alfredo Sauce:
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    Yummy Meatballs:
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    Brilliant Pasta Sauce:

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