Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Pasta and Meatballs in Marinara Sauce w/ Baked French Bread

June 3, 2017 at 4:56 PM | Posted in Banquet Homestyle Bake | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Pasta and Meatballs in Marinara Sauce w/ Baked French Bread

 

 

 

For Breakfast I prepared a packet of Quaker Oats Butter Instant Grits along with a al fresco Apple Maple Chicken Sausage Breakfast Pattie and toasted a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter). Also, as always, my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside another nice day, 86 degrees, mostly sunny, but a bit more humid. A high school friend that I’m still in contact with came over and helped me change the batteries in my Hoveround. Afterwards we went over to a new Wings and Rings that opened up for a late lunch. First time I had a Chicken Wing from Wings and Rings in 10 years or more, they were good! Back home did some cleaning outside got the leaf blower out and cleaned the deck and driveway areas. For Dinner tonight tried a new dish, I prepared a Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Pasta and Meatballs in Marinara Sauce w/ Baked French Bread.

 

 

I love these Banquet Homestyle Bakes and for Dinner tonight I’m trying the Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Pasta and Meatballs in Marinara Sauce. I’ve tried a couple of the Banquet Homestyle Bakes and both are family favorites, and now we have a third favorite, Pasta and Meatballs in Marinara Sauce. As it says, it’s a Complete Meal Kit. I added 1 1/4 cups of Water, a little Sea Salt for taste, 1 small can of Pennsylvania Dutchman Mushrooms Stems and Pieces (drained), Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, and Sargento Shredded Mozzarella. To prepare it is very easy.

 

Ready for the oven…

To prepare it you can bake it in the oven or cook it in a skillet on the stove top. I’m baking mine. Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F. Stir together both cans of sauce, Mushrooms, and 1 1/4 cups water in 8″ x 8″ baking dish. Stir in the pasta until well coated. Cover with foil and bake for 50 minutes, until pasta is tender. Before you cover it with foil I always lightly spray the underside of the foil with Pam Cooking Spray, that way the Sauce won’t stick to it. When done carefully uncover. Let stand 5 minutes; sauce will thicken. When ready top it with the Grated Parm and Shredded Mozzarella and serve!

 

 

….and done!

Came out hot and delicious. Again nothing fancy, just a good and hearty Dinner. The Pasta and Meatballs are delicious and the added Mushrooms and Mozzarella top it off just right. As always the sauce is so good, I think the Banquet sauces that come in their Dinners is some of the best. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a Dole No sugar Added Diced Peaches Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

Banquet Home-style Bakes Pasta & Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

For Over 50 Years Banquet has been bringing American families a variety of good hearty food. And all Homestyle Bakes meals come complete with everything you need. So you can spend less time thinking about your meal and more time enjoying it.
ConAgra FoodsFood you love
* Contains five (5) 1-cup servings BANQUET Homestyle Bakes Pasta & Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
* Marinara Sauce flavored with Meatballs Made with Pork, Chicken, and Beef & Penne Pasta
* Complete meal kit – just add water
* 0 grams trans fat per serving
* Perfect to serve for dinner tonight
* Inspected for wholesomeness by U.S. Department of Agriculture

Directions:
Instructions: Inside This Box:2 cans Marinara Sauce flavored with Meatballs1 pouch Penne PastaAll You Need to Add:1 cups water.Oven preparation1 Preheat oven to 425 F. Stir together both cans of sauce and 1 cups water in 8 x 8 baking dish.2 Stir in pasta until well coated.3 Cover with foil. Bake 45-50 minutes, or until pasta is tender.4 Carefully Uncover. Stir until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes; sauce will thicken. Inside This Box:2 cans Marinara Sauce flavored with Meatballs pouch Penne Pasta All You Need to Add:1 cups water.Stove Top preparation1 Stir together both cans of sauce and 1 cups water in 10-inch skillet.2 Stir in pasta until well coated. Heat to boiling.3 Reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 25 minutes, or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.4 Stir until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes; sauce will thicken.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size Package (207g) Makes 1 Cup Prepared
Servings Per Container5.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories290 Calories
Calories From Fat70 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat8.0 g12.0
Saturated Fat4.50 g23%
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol15 mg5%
Sodium940 mg39%
Total Carbohydrate43.0 g14.0
Dietary Fiber5 g20%
Sugars7 g
Protein11.0 g

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