Spaghetti & Meatballs on a Stick

Happy birthday, Tastefully Simple! We turn 21 on June 15 (yay … we’re finally "legal!") and we have just published a new Birthday Collection. It has a carnival theme, which is exciting from both a food and fun perspective! 

You’ll find Pizza Pinwheels on a Stick … an amazing Ice Cream Cone Cake and a very fun and festive recipe for spaghetti on a stick! Because at the fair … everything’s on a stick (at least in Minnesota!) 

I have a love/hate relationship with entertaining. On the one hand, I like have people over; on the other hand, that means I have to clean my house AND plan, plan, plan. Oy. Enter our Entertaining Collections to save the day! (And spare me some gray hair …)

These collections come with the Tastefully Simple products you need, the recipes, and lots of printables for décor, invitations, even thank-you notes! And that Spaghetti & Meatballs on a Stick? It’s both easy and delicious … not to mention cute and clever!

So if you are starting to think about an upcoming birthday party – or maybe you are just looking for a charming theme party – check out our Birthday Collection. We make party planning easy!

And there is a quick video below for the Spaghetti & Meatballs!


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Spaghetti & Meatballs on a Stick



  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese. Form into 24 (1½-inch) meatballs. Place on a large greased baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F on an instant-read food thermometer.
  2. Cook spaghetti according to package directions or until al dente. Drain. Return to pan, off heat. Add cold butter, remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese and Spinach & Herb Seasoning. Stir to coat pasta until butter is melted.
  3. Meanwhile, in small microwave-safe bowl, combine remaining 2 ingredients. Microwave, loosely covered, on HIGH 1-2 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  4. Twirl about 4-5 strands of spaghetti onto a fork; slide off and place skewer in center. Then skewer a meatball and dip in marinara. Place on serving plate. Repeat with remaining spaghetti, meatballs and sauce. Serve with remaining sauce for dipping.

Makes 12 servings.

Make Ahead: Prepare through step 1. Refrigerate, covered, up to 1 day. Reheat meatballs and continue with step 2 when ready to serve.

Tips and Hints

  • I used mini cocktail forks – you can often find them at bigger discount stores in the paper plate section, or at your local party supply store.
  • To keep your meatballs warm, heat your plate in the oven before placing the meatballs.
  • If you are looking for a spaghetti and meatball dinner instead of an appetizer … this recipe is fantastic! And tossing the cooked spaghetti with butter, cheese and Spinach & Herb Seasoning is brilliant – I am going to do this ALWAYS!
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