2 Crazy Spaghetti Recipes: Spaghetti Meatball Cone And Spaghetti Loaf
Ideally, everyone should have an Italian nonna to make them spaghetti and meatballs whenever the mood strikes. Alas, we don't all have that luxury, so we have to figure out a way to make everyone's favorite comfort food all by ourselves. But you know what? It's not as hard as it seems. All you need to do is stick to these recipes and experience this Italian American classic in two totally new ways!
1. Spaghetti & Meatball Cone
For the spaghetti cone:
- 5 oz spaghetti noodles
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp grated parmesan
- waffle cone
For the meatball:
- 5 oz ground beef
- diced onion
- minced garlic
- white bread
- cheese cube
- crushed tomatoes
- salt, pepper & oregano to taste
1.1 Preheat the oven to 300°F. Cook the spaghetti in salted water according to package instructions, drain off the water, and crack an egg over the lukewarm noodles. Add grated parmesan and mix well.
1.2 Line a round 6-inch pan with parchment paper, spread the noodles over it, and cook for 10 minutes. Let the spaghetti cool down afterwards.
1.3 Wrap a waffle cone with parchment paper and grease the paper.
1.4 Now wrap the cone with the spaghetti on the round pan (including the parchment paper) and bake again at 400°F for 20 minutes. Let the spaghetti cool afterwards.
1.5 In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, onions, garlic, salt, pepper, herbs, and torn up, stale white bread. Form a ball out of the mixture and press a cheese cube into the middle. Seal the cheese with more of the beef mixture so that the ball retains its nice and round shape. Fry the ball in a hot skillet. Add the crushed tomatoes to the skillet and season with oregano, salt, and pepper. Let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes.
1.6 Spoon the tomato sauce from the skillet into the spaghetti cone. Put the meatball on top and sprinkle with grated parmesan.
2. Spaghetti Loaf
- 1 pizza dough sheet
- 10 oz spaghetti noodles
- 10 oz ground beef
- 14 oz crushed tomatoes
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove, sliced
- 1 tsp oregano
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1½ cups shredded cheese
- 2 tbsp grated parmesan
- 1 whisked egg for the egg wash
2.1 Preheat the oven to 350°F and boil the spaghetti in salted water according to the package instructions. Heat some olive oil in a skillet and sauté the ground beef, onions, and garlic. Season with salt, pepper, and oregano, add the crushed tomatoes, and let the sauce simmer for a while.
2.2 Add the spaghetti to the skillet and mix together. Let everything cool down a bit.
2.3 Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and put the pizza dough on top. Then spread the spaghetti and meat sauce over the middle of the dough sheet.
2.4 Grate a generous amount of cheese on top.
2.5 Now cut the dough as shown in the video.
2.6 Fold the individual strips of dough in for an end result that looks like a loaf of bread. Brush the egg wash over the dough, sprinkle parmesan on top, and cook for 35 minutes.
If there's nothing in your world that makes you happier than a heaping bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, these recipes should make you deliriously happy. It's your favorite comfort food with a little bit of a fun twist. Buon appetito!
Get the recipes for the Fried Spaghetti Balls & Spaghetti Sushi featured on the bonus video here.