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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cupcake 24-7 - The Spaghetti & Meatball Cupcake

Are you ready for something a little crazy? We enter our second week of “Cupcake 24-7” with dinner! I know, cupcakes for dinner is wacky. I like a little protein for dinner. I like something not made of sugar and piled high with frosting. Well, you’re in luck. We at Cupcake 24-7 are not only bakers, we are also chefs. Fine dining chefs who make perfectly portioned dinners, in cupcake form. I present to you, my hungry diners, The Spaghetti & Meatball Cupcake.

Have one, maybe even two. You’ve had a long day and deserve some dinner. This is truly a savory cupcake. Although I’m not sure when cupcake ends and muffin begins, but I’m pretty sure it’s not with the spaghetti cupcake. A little bit ridiculous, a lot of tastiness, the spaghetti & meatball cupcake is a lot of fun. It’s like tapas, have one. Share a plateful of them. Laugh at how ridiculous the concept is. Just be sure to sprinkle them with parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti Cupcakes

1 lb box linguine fini (or spaghetti)
1 tbsp butter
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

Cook the pasta until just undercooked, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cool water, just so the pasta isn’t burning hot. Add butter and (using hands is easiest) mix. Add eggs and parmesan cheese, 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp black pepper. Mix (with hands!)

Lightly grease a muffin tin with spray oil. Divide pasta mixture between 24 muffin cups and press down gently. Bake cupcakes in a 350° oven for 12 minutes.

Allow to cool slightly in pans, on a wire rack, for 5-10 minutes then remove from tin.
Meatballs & Tomato Sauce

1 ½ pieces of whole wheat bread, torn up
8 oz ground turkey
2 tbsp minced onion
2 tsp minced garlic
½ tsp dried basil
½ tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp red pepper flake
24 oz tomato sauce (homemade or in a jar)

Place bread in the bowl of a food processor, pulse until fine crumbs. Add remaining ingredients and pulse to combine and thoroughly mixed. Form into 1” balls. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add a little olive oil. Add meatballs and cook until browned on all sides.

Add pasta sauce and cover, lower heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Pour some sauce over a pasta cupcake, add one meatball. Enjoy!  Oh, wait.  Don't forget the parmesan.
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  1. I am loving all your cupcakes! I can't wait to make this cupcake soon!!

  2. What a clever, clever idea!! Not laughing, I am intrigued and it looks pretty and.. well congrats for thinking outside the box, hehe.

  3. This is quite fabulous!!! How fun! Thank you for your comment! Especially since it led me to your blog :] Excited to follow!

  4. What a creative method to make spaghetti meatballs more fun and interesting! I definitely have to try it :)

  5. How creative!! Thanks for sharing :-)

  6. What fun! The kids would go nuts over these. Thanks for sharing.

  7. That honestly looks EXACTLY like spaghetti and meatballs. How talented are you?

  8. It looks like a great combination the bacon holding the eggs together and at the same time making the eggs not stick to the muffin pan.these are so cute and delicious .

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