Kids Pasta Nests

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 10 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
8
For the pasta nests with bacon and mushrooms
2 tablespoons butter (melted)
14 ounces Spaghetti
cup Pancetta (diced)
1 cup button Mushrooms (diced)
2 tablespoons Parmesan (grated)
peppers
For the pasta nests with tomato and veg sauce
2 tablespoons butter (melted)
14 ounces Spaghetti
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red pepper (finely diced)
½ onion (finely chopped)
½ clove garlic (minced)
1 cup tomato passata
2 tablespoons Parmesan (grated)
peppers
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.
For the pasta nests with bacon and mushrooms:
2.
Heat the oven to 190°C (170° fan) | 375F | gas 5. Grease 8 holes of a muffin tin with the butter and chill the tin.
3.
Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling water for 8 - 10 minutes until tender. Drain well and refresh in cold water.
4.
Drain again and pat dry. Line the greased holes of the muffin tin with the spaghetti, twirling to fit. Top with the diced pancetta and mushrooms. Sprinkle over the Parmesan and a little pepper, and bake for 10 - 15 minutes until crisp on top.
5.
For the pasta nests with tomato and veg sauce:
6.
Heat the oven to 190°C (170° fan) | 375F | gas 5. Grease 8 holes of a muffin tin with the butter and chill the tin.
7.
Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling water for 8 - 10 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a saucepan set over a medium heat until hot. Saute the pepper, onion, and garlic for 5 minutes.
8.
Add the passata and cook for a further 3 - 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with a little salt and pepper. Drain the spaghetti and toss with the sauce.
9.
Line the greased holes of the muffin tin with the spaghetti, twirling to fit. Sprinkle over the Parmesan and a little pepper, and bake for 10 - 15 minutes until crisp on top.