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Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Recipe

Sharing a favorite spaghetti recipe today!  This Garlic Toasted Spaghetti is the perfect quick fix weeknight dinner the whole family loves!
Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Boats

Making spaghetti recipes happens on a regular basis around our home.  The kids love it and it’s a simple weeknight dinner idea! 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

Bake little flour tortilla boats until golden and crisp. Like so.  You can also cut flour tortillas into triangles, bake and do the same thing if you can’t find the boats.

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
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy chicken spaghetti recipe, easy dinner ideas, easy dinner recipes for family, easy dinner recipes for kids, easy spaghetti recipes, how to make spaghetti, quick and easy dinner recipes, spaghetti recipe, spaghetti recipes
Servings: 12
Calories: 107 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Toasted Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 369mg16%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Naomi says:

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

  2. 2

    what a fun and creative way to eat spaghetti!!

  3. 3
    Maria says:

    Great idea for leftover spaghetti!

  4. 4

    Very Clever way to get kids eating their spaghetti!

  5. 5

    This is such a creative and delicious recipe idea!

  6. 6

    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!

  7. 7
    Gaby Dalkin says:

    what a fun new way to eat spaghetti!

  8. 8

    These look amazing Jenny!

  9. 9

    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!

  10. 10
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

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

  11. 11

    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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