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Mini Spaghetti Pizzas Recipe

This fun, kid-friendly recipe comes to us courtesy of Melissa Barlow. It’s one of the creative pasta recipes featured in her new cookbook for kids Noodlemania!  Top each spaghetti pizza with your favorite toppings, including healthy, fresh and seasonal vegetables. Serve these spaghetti pizzas as a snack for kids (and let them help you make them!) or as an appetizer at parties.

Learn more about Melissa Barlow and her thoughts on food literacy and cooking with kids in our Q&A.

Yield: Makes 8 small pizzas 

Mini Spaghetti Pizzas Recipe


  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 cups shredded pizza-blend cheese
  • 1 ¼ cups marinara sauce, divided
  • Garlic salt (optional)

Pizza Toppings Ingredients:

Onion, red and green bell pepper, mini or quartered pepperoni slices, cooked ground sausage, green or black olives, mushrooms


Cook the spaghetti according to package directions; drain and let cool slightly. Divide the pasta into 8 sections and then twist each into a layered circle of noodles to make your pizza “dough.” Each circle should be about 4 inches in diameter and about 1 inch thick. Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Place each noodle circle on the prepared cookie sheet.

Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cheese over the top of the noodle circle and bake at 350 degrees F for 3 to 5 minutes to melt the cheese. Top each noodle circle with a tablespoon or two of marinara sauce, or just divide sauce equally among the spaghetti pizzas. Leave some of the noodle edges showing on each so it looks like pizza dough. Sprinkle a tiny bit of garlic salt over each, if desired, then sprinkle the remaining cheese over the sauce. Finish your pizza with your favorite toppings. Return the pizzas to the oven and bake for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and toppings have warmed through.

Recipe and photo courtesy Quirk Books

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