10 Servings 20 min Cook
10 Oz Spaghetti
1/2 Cup, shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Cup, (not packed) Cottage Cheese
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tsp Garlic Salt
1 Tsp Pepper
1 Tsp Tumeric
1/4 Tsp Paprika
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F with the rack in the center of the oven.
Lightly spray muffin tins.
Cook pasta according to
package directions, reserve 1/2 cup of cooking liquid.
Be sure not to break spaghetti while cooking so you can twirl it into nests.
Combine cottage cheese and cheddar cheese in a bowl.
Toss cooked pasta with a splash of olive oil, all spices and seasonings.
Add some of the reserved cooking liquid if you need to.
Mix with cheese mixture.
Reserve a bit of cheese to top each nest.
Twirl spaghetti with a fork and add to muffin tins, create nest shapes.
Top each nest with a bit of the cottage cheese mixture.
Bake for about 10 minutes.
The tops of your nests will be lightly browned and a bit crispy.
Let cool for a few minutes.
Gently loosen spaghetti nests from muffin tins with a spatula and serve.
Top with parmesan and dried basil or parsley, if desired.