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Spaghetti Muffins

This post is sponsored by Skinner® Pasta. All comments and opinions are my own.

Spaghetti Muffins are a fun take on a traditional family favorite.  Use three simple ingredients to make this easy weeknight meal! 

spaghetti muffin on a spoon

Pasta is one of my go-to meals when it comes to feeding a hungry husband and four kids from toddler to teen.  It’s easy to customize how much I want to make, it pairs with an infinite variety of sauces and proteins, and is well-liked by even my pickiest eaters.  

Whether I’m cooking a dish for a romantic date-night-in or a family favorite for all the kiddos, cooking meals for my family has always been how I show my love… and nothing says love like pasta!  

Lately I’ve been making our traditional baked spaghetti recipe and turning into these adorable little spaghetti muffins.  Why is everything cuter when mini?  See: Mini Muffins, Mini Pancakes, Mini Frito Pies.

cooked spaghetti in a skillet

Spaghetti Muffin Ingredients

These simple spaghetti muffins only require three ingredients:

  • Pasta 
  • Sauce 
  • Cheese 

I like to use Skinner® Pasta Thin Spaghetti and Just the Sauce™ from H-E-B when making these spaghetti muffins.  Skinner is a trusted brand in my house. You can find more Skinner Pasta recipe inspiration here.

package of Skinner thin spaghetti

When a recipe requires only a few ingredients or pre-made ingredients, it’s even more important that the individual components are of high quality and can stand on their own.  

Just the Sauce Spicy Calabrian

You can’t go wrong with any of the Just the Sauce flavors, but my family loves the Spicy Calabrian.  It packs a fiery kick from ‘nduja, a spicy, spreadable salumi made with pork and red chile peppers from Calabria, Italy.

spaghetti in a muffin tin next to a package of Skinner pasta

Skinner Pasta and Just the Sauce can be found in the pasta aisle at H-E-B.  Save 50¢ on any long cut variety of Skinner Pasta at H-E-B now through 3/16/21.

adding sauce to a skillet, mixing in sauce, adding cheese to noodles

How to Make Spaghetti Muffins

Making spaghetti muffins only requires one or two more steps but is infinitely cuter.  In addition to the ingredients, you will also need a muffin tin and some non-stick spray.  To make spaghetti muffins, follow these steps:

  1. Cook the pasta as directed on the package.  
  2. Drain the pasta and return to the pan.
  3. Add the jarred sauce to the pan and toss to coat.
  4. Prepare a muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  5. Use a fork to twist about ¼ cup of noodles and add to the muffin tin.
  6. Top with cheese and parsley.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and melted.
six spaghetti muffins

How to Properly Cook Spaghetti

Cooking spaghetti isn’t exactly difficult, but there are a few tips and tricks that will take your pasta from so-so to restaurant quality.

  • Use a big enough pot.  That doesn’t necessarily mean you need to use the giant stock pot.  I prefer to save time by using a deep skillet or sauté pan, especially when I am going to be using a premade sauce that I just need to mix in with the spaghetti at the end.
  • Generously salt the water.  The water should be salty like the ocean so that it can then be absorbed by the spaghetti while cooking.  You want this flavor from the inside out, instead of going overboard with the salt after the fact.  
  • Stir the spaghetti while it cooks.  This is imperative to ensure it doesn’t stick together.  Use this time to check for doneness – being careful not to overcook.  
cooked noodles in a skillet with water

Leftover Spaghetti Muffins

Any remaining spaghetti muffins need to be refrigerated and eaten within a few days.  You can also freeze leftovers in an airtight container.  I like to freeze mine in individual servings for easy reheating.  Pasta (like most things) is usually best reheated in the oven, but I’ve been known to use the microwave in a pinch for a quick lunch.  

spaghetti muffin in a muffin tin
spaghetti muffin on a spoon

Spaghetti Muffins

4.34 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Emily Grace


  • 12 oz spaghetti
  • 8-10 oz jarred pasta sauce
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheese


  • Cook the spaghetti as directed by the package.
  • Drain the spaghetti and return to the pan.
  • Add the jarred sauce to the pan and toss to coat.
  • Prepare a muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  • Use a fork to twist about ¼ cup of spaghetti and add to the muffin tin.
  • Top with cheese and parsley.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and melted.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg
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Jenny G

Tuesday 18th of October 2022

Very cute idea. I made these for dinner for my fam of 5. I topped with shaved Parmesan. Stored the leftovers in portions for later. Watch out for heating duration or extra sauce as the spaghetti might dry out. Next time, I’ll top with more sauce first then the cheese. Great idea for entertaining.

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