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Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Boats

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These Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Boats are the perfect quick fix weeknight dinner the whole family loves!
Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Boats

Thrilled to partner with Old El Paso today to bring you a new fun simple dinner and or appetizer recipe. I brought some of my favorite flavors and created them into the most adorable little spaghetti boats. These are a great idea if you’ve got leftover spaghetti in the fridge for a new leftover recipe. Either way….everyone loves these!

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Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Boats

You’ll use these cute Old El Paso Mini Soft Tortilla Taco Boats. Seriously love these.

Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Boats

Place your little boats onto a baking sheet.

Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Boats

Brush outsides and insides with melted butter.

Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Boats

Season with pinches of garlic salt.

Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Boats

Bake until golden and crisp. Like so.

Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Boats

Prepare your pasta.

Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Boats

Drain pasta and stir in your favorite pasta sauce.

Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Boats

Top with some parmesan cheese and serve with a side of pasta sauce if desired. Enjoy!

Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Boats


Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Boats

Garlic Toasted Spaghetti BoatsPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 30 min


  • 1 package Old El Paso Mini Soft Tortilla Taco Boats
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 pound spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup prepared pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded or grated or shaved parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and line medium baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place mini boats onto baking sheet. Brush all sides with melted butter then sprinkle lightly with garlic salt. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. Remove from oven.
  3. While boats are baking, place spaghetti noodles and sauce into a medium mixing bowl. With kitchen tongs, place noodles into baked boats filled to the top then top with parmesan cheese. Serve warm.

Makes 12 mini Servings

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    Naomi says:

    These are so much fun! Love the little shells that these boats.

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    what a fun and creative way to eat spaghetti!!

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    Maria says:

    Great idea for leftover spaghetti!

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    Very Clever way to get kids eating their spaghetti!

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    This is such a creative and delicious recipe idea!

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    This is PURE genius! I love having garlic toast with my spaghetti, but having my spaghetti in toasted boats? YES. Pinning and dying over these!

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    what a fun new way to eat spaghetti!

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    These look amazing Jenny!

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    I am pretty sure my boys would devour these!! It’s still hard for them to twirl pasta so this would be perfect for them!

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    These bowls are so delicious looking! It makes eating spaghetti even easier!

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    These are so amazing! This is definitely a way to get my kids to eat! Besides, garlic toasted boats… I love that!!

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