Meatball Pasta Bake w/ Baked Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

December 13, 2019 at 6:40 PM | Posted in LaRosa's Pizzeria, Meijer Turkey Meatballs, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Meatball Pasta Bake w/ Baked Garlic Oval Loaf Bread



For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, 3 slices of Glier’s Turkey Goetta, fried 1 medium Egg Sunny Side Up, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Finally found the Glier’s Turkey Goetta on my last visit to Jungle Jim’s International Market. I love Goetta! Cloudy with rain showers late in the afternoon, high of 44 degrees. Went to Kroger for Mom after Breakfast. When I got to Kroger it was busy but the time I left it was packed. I’ll be glad when the Holidays are over and stores get back to normal. Gave Mom a hand in making Chocolate Fudge, Buckeyes, and Chex Mix. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Meatball Pasta Bake and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.


To make this recipe I’ll be needing: Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Penne Rigate Pasta, LaRosa’s Sauce, Meijer Turkey Meatballs, LiteHouse Dried Oregano, Morton’s Lite Salt, Sargento Off the Block Mozzarella Cheese, Extra Light Olive Oil, and Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese.





I first turned the oven on to 425 degrees. To prepare it was easy! I used the Leftover Meijer Turkey Meatballs in the LaRosa’s Sauce. I put those in a sauce pan and reheated them on medium low, stirring often.





As the Meatballs and Sauce was heating I made my Pasta. I grabbed a large sauce pan and filled it 3/4 full of water, added the Salt to the water. Brought the water to a rapid boil. Added the Pasta and stirred; return to rapid boil. Cook uncovered for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. I removed the Pasta just before it was done. It will finish in the oven without getting over cooked. Drain well.





I added the Pasta to casserole glass dish. Season again with the Salt and added the Oregano and a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Stirred until well mixed. Next I added Meatballs and Sauce and stirred until the Pasta was well coated with the Sauce and the Meatballs mixed in.






Topped everything with the Mozzarella Cheese and Oregano. Popped it in the preheated oven. and baked for about 20 minutes. I really wanted all those flavors to marry together. Before removing from the oven I switched it on to the broiler and left it in the oven another 3 minutes to get the Cheese a little brown on top. Done and ready to serve!





Served it in a bowl, I topped it with a sprinkle of the Grated Parmesan Cheese. One delicious dish! By making extra Meatballs in Sauce I got 2 delicious meals out of it. I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish, especially Pasta Dishes! This made one excellent Dish. The Penne Rigate Pasta along with Turkey Meatballs, Sauce, and the Mozzarella Cheese all come together to make this dish so delicious! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Stick Pretzels with a Diet Mango/Tea Snapple.








Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest®

100% all natural and made from a single ingredient, 100% whole wheat. With an excellent source of fiber and 56g of whole grains per serving … the delicious flavor of Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest® is the perfect complement to your favorite pasta recipes. Lasagna (available in 12 oz.); others available in 16 oz. cartons: Linguine, Penne Rigate, Rotini, Spaghetti, and Thin Spaghetti.
From the Latin for “feathers”(reminiscent of old-fashioned quill pens), Whole Grain Penne Rigate is diagonally cut tubular shapes with ridged surfaces, versatile in size and shape.
Use it in entrées, side dishes, soup, oven bakes or cold salads. Most pasta sauces are great with Whole Grain Penne Rigate, but thinner sauces will cling to ridges in penne.

* Ronzoni Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Penne Rigate
* 100% all natural, made from single ingredient
* Excellent source of fiber
* 56g of whole grains per serving
* 16 oz. box

Instructions: 1. Bring water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt (optional).2. Add pasta and stir; return to rapid boil.3. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally.4. Drain well. Serve as desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g)
Servings per Container: About 6 Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value* Total Fat 1.5g 2% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 0mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 39g 13% Dietary Fiber 5g 20% Sugars 2g Protein 9g
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