Mini Chicken Meatball Pasta Cups Recipe

Just in time for the big football game tomorrow, we’ve got a super-duper guest post recipe to share with all of you. This appetizer version of pasta and meatballs is fun for kids and adults alike. The meatballs are made with ground chicken, but you can substitute ground turkey if you like. The recipe will make up to 12 servings.

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Mini Chicken Meatball Pasta Cups Recipe

Mini Chicken Meatball Pasta Cups Recipe

5 (7.5 oz.) lasagna noodles
8 oz. extra-lean ground chicken
1 egg
1/4 cup/0.8 oz. bread crumbs
3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley, divided
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. each salt, pepper and dried oregano
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup/2 oz. shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
3 tbsp/0.7 oz. grated Parmesan cheese

1. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain and let cool completely; cut into 24 (3-inch) squares. (Reserve scraps for another use, such as adding to soups.)

2. Preheat oven to 400?F. Combine chicken, egg, bread crumbs, 1 tbsp. parsley, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and oregano. Shape and roll into 24 mini meatballs.

3. Lightly grease 24-cup mini muffin pan. Cut small slits into each corner of lasagna noodle square. Fit squares into muffin cups. Place meatballs inside and top evenly with tomato sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan

4. Bake for about 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining parsley before serving.

Tips: Substitute ground pork for chicken.


  1. These look amazing and something that I have never tried before. I would love to make these for an upcoming party thank you for sharing the recipe. Hope you enjoy the big game today.

  2. Peggy Nunn says:

    This is great. It is just the right size for the kids to eat. They will love making them too. Thank you.

  3. I like appetizers that are bit size like these. Good flavors in this.

  4. Cathy Jarolin says:

    The Mini Chicken meatball pasta cups sound delicious. They also look so cute. Perfect for the Super Bowl Game. The only thing I would change the meat to Ground Sirloin.. Thank You for sharing this Cute Recipe with us>>> :0)~~

  5. These look and sound delicious! I love that they are chicken meatballs and I love their size.. so perfect for party trays! I will definitely think about making these!

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