Spaghetti Nests


This is easy to fix and soooooooooo tasty! Linguine can be used in place of spaghetti and the vegetables, like carrots, and peas can be incorporated into the filling. Now open a bottle of Valpolicella Classico and enjoy your pasta!
Recipe adapted from Essen und Trinken

  • 200 g Spaghetti
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan, grated
  • 2 tbsp Breadcrumbs
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 3 tbsp Whipping cream
  • 1 Tomato, diced
  • 50 g Prosciutto, diced
  • 125 g Fresh Mozzarella cheese, diced
  • 3 tbsp Chives, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Tomato sauce to serve
  1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain pasta. Return to same pot and toss with grated Parmesan and breadcrumbs.
  2. Use a fork to stick into the spaghetti and bring up a heaping forkful. Turn and twist the pasta to form a nest. Repeat until you have 8 nests. Place them on a baking tray lined with paper. At the same time, preheat the oven to 200C/400F.
  3. Stir together the eggs and cream until just blended. Season to taste. Add in diced tomatoes, Prosciutto, Mozzarella, and chopped chives. Divide the mixture and spoon them in the center of each nest. Bake the spaghetti nests on second rack from the bottom of the oven for 15-18 minutes.

113 comments:

Betty @ scrambled henfruit 21/6/11 06:15

This looks like a fun way to eat spaghetti- cheesy and delicious! :)

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Sharmilee! :) 21/6/11 06:40

THe spagetti nests looks so so pretty n tempting

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aipi 21/6/11 06:48

Love it and bookmarked it ~ I know my kiddo will love this one, will try it out soon.
US Masala

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kitchen flavours 21/6/11 07:01

Looks so tempting and delicious! Really pretty too! My kids would really love this!

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Lora 21/6/11 07:31

They look perfect and a great way to portion control eating pasta :-)

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Heavenly Housewife 21/6/11 07:43

That looks so beautiful, what a fabulous idea daaaaaaaahling!
*kisses* HH

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Three-Cookies 21/6/11 07:58

Great idea. The pasta does not dry out?

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 21/6/11 08:07

So pretty! I really like that idea. Great for using leftovers.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 21/6/11 08:08

What a lovely, elegant idea. And calling them "nests" makes them 100% prettier in my opinion <3.

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Robyn 21/6/11 08:10

Such a pretty presentation and it sounds delicious!

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Maggie@BritishBaking 21/6/11 08:44

These look absolutely brilliant! As someone else said, a great way to deal with the leftovers too!

It's now bookmarked, thanks for sharing :)

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sangeeta 21/6/11 08:46

Loved this idea. Will be making it soon , with a bit less cheese may be.

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Anncoo 21/6/11 09:03

This is absolutely perfect! Love the idea to bring pasta to bake, I must try this for sure :)

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MamaFaMi 21/6/11 09:06

Good idea. Very creative indeed!

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Priya 21/6/11 09:28

Damn pretty and cute spaghetti nests..

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Sarah 21/6/11 09:31

awesome!!! I can see myself making this soon :)

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Elin 21/6/11 09:47

Angie...this looks good...I have never baked spaghetti this way. I must try this out :) Very creative way to present pasta.

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Sanjeeta kk 21/6/11 11:24

Such a fun idea to serve spaghetti! Kids will love this innovation.

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Belinda @zomppa 21/6/11 11:53

These are so adorable - makes spaghetti look so fancy!

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cookingwithchrissy 21/6/11 12:03

Wow these look so fun, and cute as well!

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Foodycat 21/6/11 12:06

Oh cute! These look wonderful!

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thecompletecookbook 21/6/11 13:24

What an awesome way to serve spaghetti - so pretty! Perfect for dinner guests.
:-) Mandy

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A Spoonful of YUMM ! 21/6/11 14:17

they look so cute ! im sure kids will love this :)

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Faith 21/6/11 14:46

These spaghetti nests are adorable! They sound incredibly delicious too -- love that cheesy goodness!

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Parsley Sage 21/6/11 14:58

So cuto! Lovely way to 'dress' up spaghetti! Well done :)

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Marla Meridith 21/6/11 14:58

Spaghetti nests are such a fabulous & playful way to serve pasta....so pretty too :)

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lisaiscooking 21/6/11 15:08

These are so cute! The filing sounds delicious, and the nests looks so great on the plate.

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Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 21/6/11 15:46

I love this, what a super idea! I can even see a little egg on top, like a carbonara when you break the yolk.

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Anne @ Baking Me 21/6/11 15:56

These look great! What a fun way to eat spaghetti!

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Nitha 21/6/11 16:21

Lovely and delicious.. Love the way you ve arranged it..

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My Little Space 21/6/11 17:06

Angie, what a lovely idea. It looks simply goegeous. Thanks for sharing.
Regards, Kristy

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Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 21/6/11 17:11

What a fun, easy and delicious looking recipe! This is right up my alley - comfort food with a twist. Great job on these spaghetti nests, Angie. They are so creative, and I bet very tasty!

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Mary 21/6/11 17:12

What a nice idea. This is a great recipe that is sure to garner a lot of interest. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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Food Glorious Food! 21/6/11 17:14

Amazing recipe! Love the innovation :) Gonna try this soon! Thanks for sharing!

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Michelle 21/6/11 17:26

Very cool! And lots of fun. Thanks for sharing.

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Santosh Bangar 21/6/11 17:34

lovely nest looking awesome

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Vimitha Anand 21/6/11 18:57

Looks so beautiful and inviting dear...

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Emily Malloy 21/6/11 19:48

This is incredibly amazing!

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Ananda Rajashekar 21/6/11 20:40

wow very innovative well done looks Fantastic!

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Gloria 21/6/11 21:08

yumm!!! Angie, x gloria

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Angie's Recipes 21/6/11 21:11

@Three-Cookies No..I guess the use of eggs and cream together with fresh cheese has kept them moist enough. Also baking them at the lower rack helps to maintain the moist.

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Foodness Gracious 21/6/11 21:45

Very cool! Truly like little birds nests.
Thanks for sharing...

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 21/6/11 21:50

Delicious and pretty too! I love this idea.

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Lizzy 21/6/11 22:24

Gorgeous nests! I love how crispy the pasta gets....so delicious looking! And that gooey cheese in the middle has me swooning~

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Sue 21/6/11 23:03

Sounds DELICIOUS! You have such unique recipes!

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Velva 21/6/11 23:14

Simple and elegant. Perfect.

Velva

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Magic of Spice 22/6/11 00:40

Love these! I really enjoy nests and am loving these filled beauties :
Hope you are having a great week...

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Devaki 22/6/11 02:36

What an excellent refreshing new take on a old classic Angie...woo hoo :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandlfavors

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Sabrina 22/6/11 02:42

these look wonderful! what a super impressive dish for a dinner party!

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Lisa H. 22/6/11 03:46

Brilliant take on the old classic, Angie...
Fun food for kids ... and me (still a kid at heart ... hehehe)

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Tiffany 22/6/11 03:55

These are adorable and a super fun way to eat pasta!

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Angela 22/6/11 04:17

These are not only beautiful, but they provide portion control. I love that!

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TasteHongKong 22/6/11 06:20

Even I don't have a bottle of Valpolicella Classico, I know I'm going to enjoy these nestssssss.

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Victor 22/6/11 06:34

I can't believe I missed so many of your great recipes the past weeks. Making pasta nests are so lovely for presentation.

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The Slow Roasted Italian 22/6/11 07:37

What a fantastically fun idea!!! My daughter would have so much fun with this, and so would the rest of the family.

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Ang 22/6/11 07:54

These are too cute. I might have to steal this idea for the next luncheon I do. Yumm

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Janine 22/6/11 08:32

You never fail to impress me with your creativity Angie! This looks like a really good recipe for a party, for finger food :D

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baobabs 22/6/11 09:17

what a great idea! this looks amazing!! can't wait to get my hands on this. thanks for sharing!

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lena 22/6/11 09:36

this is so attractive and i trust whoever being served this would never forget these nests! great idea!

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Maria 22/6/11 09:50

This would make such a fun dish for a dinner party! They look adorable!

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Maameemoomoo 22/6/11 10:28

WHOA!!

YUMS YUMS YUMS. I'm replicating this ;)

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Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen 22/6/11 13:44

Oh my GOSH! I love this idea--how cute and tasty do those look? I'm DEFINITELY bookmarking it!

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Joanne 22/6/11 14:02

these nests are adorable! And I love that they're single serving size...otherwise I'd be in danger of eating the whole batch!

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Jenn 22/6/11 14:50

As must pasta as I have eaten in my life, I have never had spaghetti nests... look at what I have been missing all these years!!!

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Hornsfan 22/6/11 15:10

Tasty looking Angie! I'm going grain-free for a while and might have to sub some spaghetti squash instead but I can't wait to try this!

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Peggy 22/6/11 15:58

what beautiful nests! I think the next time I make spaghetti, I'll be doing it this way!

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Kate@Diethood 22/6/11 16:37

Wow, Angie, that looks beautiful!!

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Jeannie 22/6/11 18:03

You do have the most creative ideas with your food Angie, these little nests look so tasty!

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Pola 22/6/11 18:38

That looks incredibly tasty and crunchy! I have to try it!

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grace 22/6/11 19:48

this is just a lot of fun, angie. it's classic flavors prepared and presented in a unique fashion--bravo!

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tigerfish 22/6/11 23:03

I'm wondering about the texture of these "nests" - are they all crispy?
I wish I were a bird - in the comfort of this "nest" :)

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sensiblecooking 22/6/11 23:09

I will only use one word to describe the dish "DROOLING"

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Elisabeth 23/6/11 00:53

Oh, my!!!Love the adorable little yummy nests...I would certainly make this for company, it's literally "a conversation piece at the table" for sure!
Leave it to you my friend, Angie to always come up with such unique and beautiful things, that are so good, as well:D

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sweetlife 23/6/11 01:37

how fun!! my girls would love this for their summer lunches!!

sweetlife

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Zoe 23/6/11 03:50

They look so elegant! And really little bird nests!

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Rosemary 23/6/11 13:51

Such a delightfully elegant twist on everyday fare. I'd have to practice a little to get the nests quite right but I'm sure it would be worth it.

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Jun 23/6/11 14:33

This looks really crunchy and delicious. Very attractively styled too!

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Jennie 23/6/11 16:30

I absolutely LOVE these Angie! Beautifully presented!

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Lyndsey 23/6/11 20:09

Yum, so good with cheese, eggs, and cream! It's got to be fun to eat as well!

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Angie's Recipes 23/6/11 20:34

@tigerfishNot quite, just slightly crisp at sides.

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Linda 23/6/11 20:47

This is such a great idea! My daughter loves to fry up leftover spaghetti but this method creates a little individual servings, how perfect!!

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sweetcarolinescooking.com 23/6/11 22:07

How fun are these! Inventive and the perfect portion size. :)

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Ilke 24/6/11 04:03

This is like comfort food gone fancy :) Lovely presentation, Angie!

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Cheah 24/6/11 04:52

Thumbs up, Angie! This is so original and so kind of you to share!

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Trix 25/6/11 14:52

The optimist in me feels as if this is a good way to get to eat spaghetti without eating too much ... but the realist says I would likely eat, oh, 10 of these. ; )

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bakingdevils 27/6/11 15:05

What an amazing way to eat spaghetti - My all time favourite pasta....nothing comes close to this in the pasta world...and I really am excited about finding out how it tastes baked...very original!

-Shilpa

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MaryMoh 28/6/11 13:32

Wow...these look really pretty and delicious....very impressive to serve. Would be fun to make a giant one :D

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Tanantha 28/6/11 21:01

I came to check out your recent post and got caught with this delicious adorable looking treat. Wow, that's so creative and super cute. I'm in love with petite treats and this is a winner!

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Newyorkerbyheart 2/7/11 22:46

Just made these today - I LOVE them! :-)
http://newyorkerbyheart.blogspot.com/2011/07/spaghetti-reder-med-mozzarella-og-tomat.html

My best,
Birthe from Denmark

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OysterCulture 4/7/11 22:32

What a yummy looking dish and I bet the kids love them. So pretty

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Stevie 5/7/11 18:11

This looks so good! I think that you could really mix up the fillings to make a whole host of types. I will try this once the heatwave passes us by and I feel like baking again. Yum!

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melonpan 10/7/11 22:59

what a picture *omg* wow that looks very delicous. Now i am hungry T.T
i have book the receipe, i will try it out^^

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Ann 23/7/11 05:04

These are terrific! I just came over here when Parsley Sage highlighted these and supplied the link....wonderful, original and delicious! Thanks!

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Barefeet In The Kitchen 27/7/11 18:19

These are gorgeous! I'm loving your blog. I'm happily following you now. :)

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Kim 27/8/11 02:00

This is awesome!!! First time at your blog.... and certainly not regretting it!!!!

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Quay Po Cooks 24/10/11 05:27

That is a more interesting and pretty way to serve spaghetti. Can even serve this as an appetizer.

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Loveforfood 13/12/11 11:57

awesome.. is like japanese style.

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Cindy 31/12/11 17:52

What a yummy looking meal. So many great flavors--perfect for a week night meal. Thanks.

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Andrea 6/2/12 14:30

These look so great and delish. Thanks for sharing.

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Bake-A-Holic 6/4/12 02:33

This looks amazing! Love all the flavors and textures.

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Debs @ The Spanish Wok 2/6/12 07:56

Hi Angie, Loving the nests and recipe too, superb.

Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a lovely comment.

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karistaskitchen.com 7/9/12 16:41

How fun is this! Great idea and looks delicious.

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Shut Up and Cook | The Attainable Gourmet 12/3/13 05:24

So darling! Love spaghetti nests like this...especially if we get to open a good bottle of red wine to go along with it. :-)

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The Bread Makers 23/3/13 21:54

This look really cool. I'm going to try this recipe as a lunch special at work. I will let you know about the feedback. Thanks for sharing.

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dentistvschef 3/5/13 18:15

i'm on seacrh on baked crispy angel hair pasta and end up here....
what a great meals starter,
damn i love the tomato chunk on the tomato sauce.....

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Rita Bose 23/5/13 14:56

This looks so tasty! Tempting clicks! :)
http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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