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Crispy Muffin Tin Pasta Nests

Serves 12.

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    Crispy Muffin Tin Pasta Nests

    All that’s required with these crispy, cheesy, adorable tangled nests is a green side salad. They make for a healthy after-school snack, too.

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    Optional cheese

    Skip the mozzarella or use a vegan alternative to make this dairy free. Or, try cottage cheese or ricotta for a change.

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    Crispy Muffin Tin Pasta Nests

      Ingredients

      • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
      • 1 large organic egg
      • 1/2 recipe leftover One-Pot Tuscan Spelt and Zucchini Noodles
      • 4 oz (125 g) fresh mozzarella, drained and torn into small pieces
      • Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C). Brush standard 12-cup muffin tin with oil.

      Nutrition

      Per serving:

      • calories120
      • protein6g
      • fat6g
        • saturated fat2g
        • trans fat0g
      • carbohydrates12g
        • sugars1g
        • fibre0g
      • sodium114mg

      Directions

      01

      In large bowl, beat egg; add leftover noodles and toss until coated. Pack into muffin tin cups as tightly as possible, creating gentle wells (the u201cnestsu201d) in centres. Place a few pieces of torn mozzarella in each well. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until pasta is set and crispy around the edges. Remove from muffin tin using offset spatula. Serve warm or chilled.

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