Who can have Spaghetti without Garlic Bread? How you can have both in one, easy-to-eat bite with this Stuffed Spaghetti Bread. Toasted Garlic Bread is loaded with Spaghetti, Marinara, Meatballs and Cheese for this family friendly meal.
Why You Will Love Stuffed Spaghetti Bread
- KID FRIENDLY – Being parents, we know the value of having a great, kid friendly, meal in our culinary repertoire. From Taco Spaghetti to Bisquick Chicken Fingers, we love having some go-to recipes that are easy to eat, easy to prepare and that the kids will scarf down with no complaints!
- EASY – Using just a few common pantry staples, this recipe is so simple, easy and inexpensive to throw together on a busy weekday night!
Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic Bread
What if I told you there was an even better way to prepare this classic family meal? WIth this recipe for Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic Bread, now you can get both the spaghetti and the garlic bread all in one bite! This carb loaded dish is easy to eat, so little hands and mouths won’t get too messy (we won’t guarantee this is TOTALLY mess free, at least not for MY kids!).
We lightly toast the Garlic Bread first, then load the spaghetti noodles, marinara sauce and meatballs on top. Finally, we toast the Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic Bread in the oven until the cheese is all bubbly goodness. Ready to get started? Here is what you will need:
- ITALIAN BREAD – One large loaf.
- BUTTER – Melted. Salted or unsalted will work.
- GARLIC POWDER – Using garlic powder makes this dish so easy and quick. But you can mince fresh garlic cloves if you’d like.
- FROZEN MEATBALLS – Again, a super shortcut using frozen meatballs, but you can certainly make homemade meatballs if you’d like.
- SPAGHETTI SAUCE – Use any pasta sauce that sounds good!
- SPAGHETTI – Cooked. You can sub for any pasta you have on hand.
- MOZZARELLA CHEESE – Shredded. We like to shred our own cheese rather than buying the pre-shredded stuff.
- PARSLEY – Optional for garnish.
Notes, Tips and Variations
- 2 DISHES, ONE PASTA– You may have leftover spaghetti. If you do, throw it in a tupperware and reheat for lunch tomorrow. Or, simply double the pasta, pasta sauce and meatballs and freeze for an easy dinner when you need it later!
- ADD SOME HEAT- I LOVE putting some red pepper flakes in my spaghetti. I didn’t do it on this recipe because my kids wouldn’t appreciate it. But if you’ve got some fiery taste buds in your family, go for it!
- SUB GROUND BEEF- Not a fan of meatballs? Brown some ground beef in a skillet, drain the grease and then add the pasta sauce and cooked spaghetti.
- WHAT PASTA SAUCE TO USE?- You may have noticed that we just say “pasta sauce”. It seems like there are endless possibilities when it comes to pasta sauce selection at grocery stores. Use any one that sounds good to you!
We hope you enjoy this recipe for Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic Bread. Let me know how it turns out in the comments section!
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Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic Bread
- 1 large loaf Italian bread
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 15 to 20 frozen meatballs
- 1 24- ounce jar pasta sauce
- 8 ounces spaghetti cooked
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Chopped parsley for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the loaf of Italian bread on a large baking sheet. Cut the top off the bread and use a sharp knife to create a well in the center of the loaf.
- Combine the butter and garlic powder in a small bowl. Brush the mixture over the center and sides of the bread. Place the bread in the oven to toast for 10 minutes.
- While the bread is toasting, heat the meatballs and pasta sauce in a large skillet.
- When the meatballs are thawed, remove them from the skillet and add the cooked spaghetti. Toss to coat the spaghetti the sauce.
- Remove the bread from the oven and scoop the spaghetti into the well in the center. Top the spaghetti with the cooked meatballs. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the meatballs and pasta.
- Place the bread back in the oven and cook for 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
- Garnish with parsley and slice the bread to serve