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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Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Texas Toast

May 13, 2019 at 6:28 PM | Posted in Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, LaRosa's Pizzeria, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Baked Texas Toast



For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Jimmy Dean Simple Scramble Cup – Crumbled Turkey Sausage, Egg Whites, Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 58 degrees and partly cloudy out today. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Cloudy with passing showers, high around 57 degrees. Not a lot to do today which is fine since it was one of those long nights again, had to deal with Phantom Pains! So a lot of rest today. Don’t know why these have been so often lately! For dinner tonight I prepared Spaghetti and Meatballs w/ Light Texas Toast.





Spaghetti and Meatballs tonight, we love Spaghetti and Meatballs! And you can make it healthier by using Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs. For the Meatballs I’m using my favorite, Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. The Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs are some of the best I’ve found, fantastic taste and they’re 190 calories and 6 carbs for 3 large Meatballs. But this all the Meatballs I have left of them. And no one carries them any longer in this area. So I’ll have to find something new.






Anyway I’ll be cooking them in LaRosa’s Original Pasta Sauce, one of my favorites! The Sauce goes great on Pasta, Pizza, or as a Dipping sauce. I grabbed a small Sauce Pan, sprayed it Pam Cooking Spray, added the sauce to it, and heated on medium low heat. As the sauce started to heat up I added the Turkey Meatballs, stirred until covered with the Sauce. Cooked them for about 7 minutes and then reduced the heat to low until I was ready to use them.






I’m using Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Spaghetti. It’s my favorite and I use all the Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pastas. The Spaghetti is 180 calories and 35 net carbs, which isn’t bad for Pasta. To prepare the Spaghetti; I cooked the Spaghetti as to the package instructions. I used a large Sauce Pan and filled it 1/2 way up with water. Turned the burner on high and brought the water to a rapid boil. Added the Spaghetti and stirred, returning it to the rapid boil. Cooked it uncovered, stirring it occasionally. Cooked it for a total of 8 minutes and done! Love this Pasta so tender and tasty. As the Spaghetti was cooking I baked my New York Bakery Light Texas Toast.





To serve I used a bowl and made a bed with Spaghetti. added a little Morton’s Lite Salt and Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. I then topped with Sauce and Meatballs. Wow these Turkey Meatballs are so good, don’t understand why no one carries them any longer. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.








Honeysuckle White Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs

Product Description
Add traditional Italian taste to your pasta dishes with our Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs. They’re fully cooked and ready to heat and eat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (85.0 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.0g 15%
Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 600mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 6.0g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Sugars 1.0g
Protein 17.0g

The Kitchen is closed!……..LaRosa’s MEAT DELUXE Pizza

January 4, 2018 at 5:55 PM | Posted in al fresco, LaRosa's Pizzeria, pizza | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: The Kitchen is closed!……..LaRosa’s MEAT DELUXE Pizza



For Breakfast this morning I tries a new Bacon I cam across at Meijer yesterday, al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon. It fried up good and was crispy after frying. It had good taste, I’ll have this more often! So for Breakfast I had the Chicken Bacon, 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, 2 toasted slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered), and that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another morning of below zero temperatures, minus 2 degrees. Mostly cloudy and 18 degrees for a high. It was good to get out for a while yesterday. I had a case of cabin fever! I’ll be glad when this weather breaks and we have days with sunshine and above freezing temperatures! So anyway I cleaned the, vacuum and dusted. Then later a load of laundry. For Dinner tonight I shut down the Kitchen and ordered a Pizza. Tonight it’s a LaRosa’s MEAT DELUXE Pizza.


It has been a very long time since I’ve had a Pizza from LaRosa’s Pizzeria! My Cousin’s son was selling LaRosa’s Gift Cards to earn money for their Football Team so I bought 1 for Mom and 1 for my neighbor next door. Mom and Dad wanted a Pizza so we’re using her LaRosa’s Gift Card. We ordered a LaRosa’s MEAT DELUXE Pizza.





We ordered a large Pizza. It comes with toppings of LaRosa’s Family Recipe Pizza Sauce and Provolone, topped with lots of Pepperoni, Sausage, Ground Beef, Capocolla Ham, and Bacon. We added Mushrooms and Olives to it also. The Pizza arrived right on time and piping hot! I forgot just how good the Pizza is at LaRosa’s. The Crust, LaRosa’s Sauce, and all the toppings make for one delicious Pizza and Meal! We really enjoyed this! More calories and carbs than I’m used to having but worth it. I make my Pizza, Lasagna, and Spaghetti Sauce all using the LaRosa’s Sauce. For Dessert later a Dole No Sugar Added Peach Chunk Cup. Well the Kitchen will reopen tomorrow, later!




LaRosa’s MEAT DELUXE Pizza
Family Recipe Pizza Sauce and provolone, topped with lots of pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, capocolla ham, bacon and mushrooms


A little LaRosa’s History……

LaRosa’s Pizzeria

LaRosa’s Pizzeria is a chain of pizzerias serving neighborhoods in Cincinnati, Greater Dayton, Central Ohio, Northern Kentucky, Southeast Indiana and central Tennessee. It was founded in 1954 by Donald “Buddy” LaRosa, along with partners Richard “Muzzie” Minella, Mike Soldano and Frank “Head” Serraino. Originally called Papa Gino’s, LaRosa later bought out his partners, and changed the name to LaRosa’s.

In addition to serving guests in its pizzerias, LaRosa’s is also the exclusive pizza served at the Kings Island and Coney Island amusement parks, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Riverbend Music Center, Perfect North Slopes and the Great American Ball Park (home of the Cincinnati Reds).

Beginning with just one location on Boudinot Avenue in the Westwood area of Cincinnati, the family and franchise owners now operate more than 60 pizzerias, with total annual sales of over $130 million.

In 1991, LaRosa’s invested heavily in the implementation and marketing of a single number call distribution center for delivery and carry out orders. Its phone number is prominently featured in advertising. LaRosa’s is very popular in Greater Cincinnati, exceeding Domino’s, Donatos PizzaPizza Hut and Papa John’s in consumer reported purchase frequency.

LaRosa’s has always been active in the neighborhoods it serves, sponsoring local youth sports programs. On February 27, 2008, Michael Larosa became CEO of LaRosa’s, Inc., succeeding T.D. Hughes (CEO, LaRosa’s 1990-2007).

LaRosa’s signature pizza is a thin crust variety made with a distinctive thick, sweet sauce (a family recipe created by Buddy’s Aunt Dena) and topped with provolone cheese. Their menu also includes subs or “hoagys” with a variety of fillings and condiments, as well as calzones, salads, and pastas. LaRosa’s also offers its pasta sauce and other selections from its menu at

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