Have you ever made spaghetti nests? They are ever so cute, quick to make and most importantly, very tasty!
Spaghetti are cooked very al dente, tomato sauce is added and then they are baked in the oven with a topping of mozzarella or any other cheese you like. I have added some olives too and sprinkled breadcrumbs on top for extra crunchiness.
A recipe to try which would be perfect for a dinner party or just as a mid week easy meal. Also the nests look cute and as we all know the eyes must be pleased too!
- Prep Time : 20 minutes
- Cook Time : 10 minutes
In a saucepan bring some salty water to the boil.
Switch the oven on at 190C or 370F.
Prepare the sauce; stir fry the garlic cloves with 2 tbsp of olive oil; then add the tomato sauce, the oregano, basil leaves, salt and pepper. Cook gently for 8-10 minutes.
When the water boils cook the spaghetti very al dente. This means for a couple of minutes less than it says on the packet.
Drain and put them back in the pan, add the sauce and stir well.
Now let's make the nests: help yourself with a spoon. Get a forkful of spaghetti then twist it on a large spoon to form the nest. Line it up on a greased baking tray
Cut the mozzarella into cubes and put a cube into each nest with some sliced olives. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and drizzle with olive oil. Put in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes until the mozzarella has melted and the spaghetti is crunchy.
Garnish with basil leaves and enjoy 🙂