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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10 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! This would be great as an appetizer or for a kid's party spread too

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  2. Love these spaghetti and meatballs on a stick. Your spaghetti Stella is so cute!

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  3. this is just such a cute idea. perfect to make eating spaghetti a little neater :-)

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  4. I would never have thought that you could wind pasta up like this and serve it like an appetizer - super creative! This is really fun new way to serve the classic spaghetti and meatballs at a party.

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  5. Ooh, I haven't seen these before but they'd look great on the buffet table for a dinner party

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  6. These are so cute! What a fun and unique party appetizer. I can't wait to make these. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Spaghetti and meatballs on a stick, what a brilliant idea! I can’t get my kids to eat their meatballs, I guess I should try to change the way I present them,... on a stick 😉

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  8. Happy Birthday to Stella Rose! I can't blame anyone for loving this spaghetti because it is absolutely delicious!

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  9. I would also like to congratulate Spaghetti Stella on her Birthday! Such a wonderful day - congratulations! And that spaghetti on a stick is something special!

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  10. Superb! Spaghetti and meatballs on a stick... Genius idea!!! Love it :)

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