The hardest part about being the family chef is trying to get excited about dinner. Because really, after you’ve made spaghetti every Monday night for as long as you can remember, it’s impossible to get hyped up for a boiling pot of water.
But maybe this twist on spaghetti night can do it for you. It’ll add 10 minutes to your evening routine, but it’ll also add some smiles and fun. Plus it’s easy.
Cook and strain spaghetti (or any other long pasta—I used linguine here) as you normally would. Then, using a fork, twist up small nests of spaghetti and drop them onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Fill the middle of the nests with shredded mozzarella cheese and sprinkle a bit of fresh grated parmesan over the top.
Bake the nests for 5-8 minutes at 350°F, or until the cheese melts and the outside of the spaghetti nests turn golden brown and deliciously crispy.
Serve them with your favorite red sauce.