• 12 slices sandwich bread
  • 50 g butter, melted
  • 300 g can Wattie's Spaghetti
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 2-3 rashers bacon, chopped (optional)
  1. Trim the crusts from the bread and brush one side of each slice with a little melted butter.
  2. Push the bread slices, buttered side down into 12 muffin tins.
  3. Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes until crispy. At this stage the cases can be cooled and kept in an airtight container.
  4. Fill the cases evenly with a spoonful of Wattie's Spaghetti. Top each with equal quantities of grated cheese and chopped bacon if using.
  5. Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes until the cheese has melted, the bacon crispy and filling hot.

Top Tips

  • Cool before serving to children.
  • You can substitute Wattie’s Spaghetti with Wattie’s Spaghetti 50% Less Added Sugar*, if preferred.

* Contains 50% less added sugar and 30% less salt than the regular Wattie’s Spaghetti in tomato sauce 420g.

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32 Ratings

Reviews (32)

Kerry's Review | Rating

Normally I shudder at spaghetti or baked bean recipes, but this one is FANTASTIC. My son loves these things, and they're really simple & quick to make.

Sonia's Review | Rating

Hi. Do you drain the spaghetti first?

Nicola's Review | Rating

I lost count of the amount of times I've made these! they are perfect snacks for when you don't want a full dinner. Or lunch.
Absolutely Brillant!

Marilyn's Review | Rating

If you haven't got a lot of bread on hand, this recipe also converts to a 'big serve' quick fix. Line an oven proof dish with the bread & add some cooked leftover veg e.g. silverbeet, pumpkin, plus finely chopped fresh or fried onion, then put the spaghetti etc on top.

Liz's Review | Rating

These bread cases are great with a variety of fillings if you don't like spaghetti, try creamed sweetcorn etc. (even if you're a big kid like my husband!) Liz

Manuia's Review | Rating

Lovely snack for the kids. Spaghetti and cheese is always a favourite with my kids.

Donna's Review | Rating

My kids loved making these for lunch on a Sunday and they taste great.

Angela's Review | Rating

These where brilliant for little people! And grown ups when ya bored of just spaghetti on toast! :)

Mandy's Review | Rating

These are lovely to make with the kids and you can add extra stuff to make more interesting

Brittany's Review | Rating

i really enjoyed making them,they r really good for family snacks

Maria's Review | Rating

this recipe is great for the kids afternoon snacks, fast and easy to make love it, and would also recommend it for the kids birthday parties.

Josie's Review | Rating

had it for lunch today and going to tomorrow!

Katrina's Review | Rating

quick and easy, yum too

Judith's Review | Rating

Great for a snack watching a movie my daughter loves them.

Justine's Review | Rating

Simple to make and the kids loved them.

Sienna's Review | Rating

what a great idea my daughter loves it!!!

elicia's Review | Rating

looks awesome cant wait to try it out!!:)

Jane's Review | Rating

My children loved helping to make these for lunch one day which added to the enjoyment of eating them when they were ready.

Taylor's Review | Rating

great taste easy to make my cousin went wild she loved them.

MARIETJIE's Review | Rating

Great idea

linda's Review | Rating

My mum made these for me when I was litle, now my 8 year old loves them! Quick, easy and cheap.

Emma's Review | Rating

These are fab! My mum used to make these for me when I was a kid. Other variations used were sweetcorn with onion topped with cheese. Recently I've found a recipe involving bacon and onion with a cracked egg on top - mini bacon and egg pies. mmm!

FLEUR BROWN's Review | Rating

easy,quick,cheap,annd the kids love them ...wat more could us mothers ask for.

Josette Hastings's Review | Rating

Fantastic! Kids loved them - handy to take to sports practice and events. Still tasted great on the cool side.

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Moana Kake's Review | Rating

I do as a variation, sea food, like chopped mussels in a curry sauce, which is made up of a white sauce with the curry powder added. Depending on how many I'm making. I guess measurements. I choose this recipe whenever I am asked to take a plate. The cut off crusts are made into bread crumbs

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Maureen's Review | Rating

Delicious, I Have looked after my grand daughter every friday since before she turned one, she is nearly 5 and fridays lunch always used to be just spaghetti, I made these one day and they are now her new favourite and asks for speghetti pies for lunch every friday. I have tried to change but she wont let me!!

Bri Sutherland's Review | Rating

Very tasty and changes it up from the usual, only thing is that I've found 15 mins isn't long enough to heat spagetti but the bread burns. Anyone have any suggestions?

Reply from The Food in a Minute Team

Hi Bri,

Thanks for your feedback!

If your muffin pan is deeper then there will be more spaghetti used. You could warm the spaghetti slightly in the microwave before placing in the muffin tins to bake.

Thank you
The Food in a Minute Team

Asha's Review | Rating

Another kids fav, easy to make, if we have unplanned guests around, kids snap this up in the oven in no time it's great, have these ingredients in our pantry and fridge already.

Arabella Jordan-Smith's Review | Rating

Such an easy quick snack, you can substitute the spaghetti for baked beans as well

Nikki Lee's Review | Rating

despite not reading the recipe through first and not cooked the cases, this was a nice simple snack for the kids.