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Wednesday, January 23 2019

Grab your muffin tin for this fun, kid-friendly appetizer recipe. A nest of spaghetti is the base for the adorable meatball pies.

Nonstick cooking spray
4 - ounces whole grain or multigrain thin spaghetti, broken in half
1 - egg, lightly beaten
1/3 - cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 - tablespoon milk
1 - 12 ounce package (12) refrigerated cooked Italian-style turkey or chicken meatballs
1/2 0 of a 23.8-ounce jar (1 1/4 cups) light no-sugar-added tomato and basil pasta sauce
1/2 - cup shredded reduced-fat Italian cheese blend (2 ounces)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the next three ingredients (through milk). Stir in cooked pasta. Using the back of a spoon, press mixture onto bottoms and slightly up sides of prepared muffin cups. Add meatballs and top with pasta sauce.

Bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 2 minutes more or until meatballs are heated through and cheese is melted. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups. If desired, serve with additional warmed pasta sauce.

NUTRITION FACTS (Mini Spaghetti and Meatball Pies)
Per serving: 283 kcal , 11 g fat (4 g sat. fat , 1 g polyunsaturated fat , 1 g monounsaturated fat ), 83 mg chol. , 719 mg sodium , 22 g carb. , 3 g fiber , 4 g sugar , 21 g pro.

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