April 6, 2019

Spaghetti and Meatballs on a Stick

Every year Stella asks for spaghetti for her birthday dinner. I try to be creative and make it different each time. This year we had spaghetti and meatballs on a stick and it was her favorite so far!

She still is the world's messiest eater...but so darn cute I let it slide!
{Photo from 2013 on her 1st birthday!}

My happy little foodies with Stella's fun birthday meal.
Happy 4th birthday to my sweet Stella Rose aka Spaghetti Stella! Here's a throwback to our Prego baby announcement by Keys Photography : NOVA & DC Newborn & Family Photographer and her 1st birthday spaghetti photo shoot by Lisa Anne Photography.

Check it out here: We're Prego Announcement

Ingredients: 


Makes 40 spaghetti and meatballs on a stick 

  • 1 lb ground beef {I used ground sirloin 90/10}
  • 1 lb ground pork 
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup panko seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 large yellow onion, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • salt/cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 box spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 jar marinara sauce, warmed

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef and pork, eggs, panko, onion, garlic, and salt and pepper.
  3. Stir until well combined.
  4. Using a large scoop or your hands {my preferred method} roll large palm sized meatballs.
  5. Place in rows on a lined baking sheet. You should have about 20.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.
  7. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  8. Once boiling add spaghetti and cook for ten minutes. 
  9. Drain and then toss with melted butter and parmesan cheese. Set aside. 
  10. Once meatballs are done, remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly. 
  11. Using small 5 inch skewers, wrap 4-5 pieces of spaghetti around the bottom point of the skewer.
  12. Add meatball under the pasta then dip the bottom of the meatball in marinara.
  13. Place on a platter and repeat until all meatballs and pasta are skewered. 
  14. Serve and enjoy!


In a large bowl, mix together ground beef and pork, eggs, panko, onion, garlic, and salt and pepper.

Using a large scoop or your hands {my preferred method} roll large palm sized meatballs.
Place in rows on a lined baking sheet. You should have about 20.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Once boiling add spaghetti and cook for ten minutes.
Once meatballs are done, remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly.
Drain and then toss with melted butter and parmesan cheese. Set aside.
Using small 5 inch skewers, wrap 4-5 pieces of spaghetti around the bottom point of the skewer.
Add meatball under the pasta.
Then dip the bottom of the meatball in marinara.

Place on a platter.

Repeat until all meatballs and pasta are skewered.

Serve warm and enjoy!
"Just let me get one picture." -me
And this is how they pose!

 Messiest eater EVER.
Happy Birthday Spaghetti Stella.
You clearly enjoyed your meal.


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