One Pan Pasta And Meatballs: the perfect one pot meal dinner idea! Tender homemade meatballs are cooked inside a tomato basil sauce served with penne pasta.
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One Pan Pasta And Meatballs
Yes! It is possible! Cook a pasta and meatball recipe using only one pan. The less mess there is to clean up the more time you get to spend with the family. Unless you find washing, mopping and scrubbing relaxing. I don’t 😉 The reason why I love this recipe is that is not only convenient, but the meatballs are super tender and tasty. I use a different technique than what you’re used to and it makes a whole lot of difference in texture and flavor.
The pasta and the sauce, well I got an easy shortcut that makes this process a whole lot quicker! And with this short cut you’ll get a delicious dinner on the table in 20 minutes or less. It’s summer and I’m feeling lazy, so short cuts in this house are a must.
You might be wondering, which shortcut did I use? Hamburger Helper® Tomato Basil Penne Flavor. And since it’s hamburger month you can get a $0.50 off coupon by clicking here. So stock up and get a few boxes because this One Pan Pasta And Meatballs will soon become a weekly staple in your household.
My kids loved them! Each one eats it in her own special way. My oldest one like to break the meatballs up in little pieces while the other one takes a fork and mushes them. Since the balls are so tender, it is very easy.
What I do first, is mix my ground beef and then shape my meatballs. Then I brown them and then place them in a pan with the sauce and uncooked pasta. Place a lid on it and let the pasta and meatballs finish cooking together. That’s it! Super easy.
I hope you can try these delicious One Pan Pasta And Meatballs at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet.
- 1 Lb Ground Beef
- 1 Cup Water
- 1/4 Onion chopped
- 1/2 Red Pepper chopped
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1/4 Cup Parsley
- 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese grated
- 2 Eggs
- 1 1/2 Cups Breadcrumbs
- 2 Teaspoons Italian Seasoning
- Salt + Pepper to taste
- 1 box Hamburger Helper® Tomato Basil Penne Flavor
- 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
In a blender, place 1 cup of water, the onion, pepper, garlic, parsley and italian seasoning. Blend until combined
In a bowl, place the beef, blended mixture, breadcrumbs, eggs, salt, pepper and cheese. Mix with your hands until combined. If mixture seems to dry, add a little more water. If mixture seems to wet, add more breadcrumbs
In a pan over medium heat, add the olive oil
Shape the meatballs with your hands and place them on the hot pan
Brown on both sides and remove from heat. If necessary, work in batches
When all the meatballs have browned, place 3 cups of water on the pan and all the contents from the hamburger helper® box including the sauce mix. Stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes to a boil
Place the browned meatballs back in the pan and cover with a lid
Reduce the heat to low and the meatballs and pasta cook for 10 to 12 minutes
Remove from heat and garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese if desired.
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