Italian Meatball Pasta Bake ️



Italian Meatball Pasta Bake

Italian cuisine is all about comforting flavors and hearty dishes, and our Italian Meatball Pasta Bake is no exception. This recipe combines the rich flavors of tender meatballs, al dente pasta, and a luscious tomato sauce, all baked to perfection. It’s a family favorite that’s perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 8 ounces penne pasta, cooked
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, egg, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix until well combined and form the mixture into meatballs.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat and brown the meatballs on all sides until cooked through.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  4. In a large baking dish, combine the cooked penne pasta, marinara sauce, and half of the shredded mozzarella cheese. Mix well.
  5. Arrange the cooked meatballs on top of the pasta mixture.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese over the meatballs and pasta.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  8. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with fresh chopped basil, and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4-6

Our Italian Meatball Pasta Bake is a delightful combination of savory meatballs, tender pasta, and gooey cheese, all baked to perfection. It’s a comforting Italian dish that’s sure to satisfy your cravings.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories 450 | Fat 18g | Carbohydrates 42g | Protein 30g

Indulge in the deliciousness of our Italian Meatball Pasta Bake. It’s a crowd-pleaser that will transport your taste buds straight to Italy. Whether you’re hosting a family dinner or just craving some Italian comfort food, this dish will never disappoint. Buon appetito!

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