Baked Meatball Ziti Recipe

This simple pasta is packed with Mama Mia Italian flavors and a breeze to put together.
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 40 minutes
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  • Servings: 6 servings

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ingredients

  • 12 ounces ziti or penne pasta
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 pound frozen bite-size (½ ounce) Italian meatballs, thawed
  • 1 (8 ounce) container fresh mozzarella ciliegine “cherry size” balls
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

cooking methods

  • Bake

directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain. Transfer to a greased 13x9-inch baking dish.
  2. Stir in tomatoes and Mama Mia Marinara Sauce Mix. Stir in thawed meatballs and mozzarella balls. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella over the top.
  3. Cover and bake 30 minutes; remove cover and continue baking 15 minutes or until internal temperature of meatballs reaches 165°F on an instant-read food thermometer. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

Serve with a green salad and garlic toast.

Make Ahead & Freeze: Prepare through step 2 in a disposable aluminum 13x9-inch pan. Cover with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. Label and freeze. Thaw completely. Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove plastic wrap and recover with foil. Continue with step 3.

Wine Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon

Nutrition per Serving: Calories: 610 Total Fat: 26g Sat. Fat: 12g Cholest: 80mg Sodium: 1,520mg Carbs: 59g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 12g Protein: 31g

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