Baked Elbows and Meatballs

Deneece Gursky


After my party this past weekend I had a whole lot of sauce and meatballs left over. I didnt want them to go to waste and yet another meatballs sub was just not happening. I had homemade sauce and meatballs for the party so I used them in this dish. However you can use your favorite sauce and frozen meatballs for a quick dinner that feeds a good size group.

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1 box elbow macaroni cooked al dente
your favorite spaghetti sauce
about 30 meatballs
sliced provolone cheese
parmesan cheese
cuban rolls
garlic salt
garlic powder


1Preheat oven to 350

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2In a large baking dish spread a layer of sauce and then put elbows on top.

3Mix elbows with sauce.

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4Now add a layer of the sliced provolone

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5Sprinkle with parmesan cheese

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6Add meatballs on top of this

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7Then another layer of provolone

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8Top off with sauce and sprinkle with parmesan

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9Bake in oven for about 30 to 35 minutes

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10Allow to cool slightly

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11While pasta cools slice rolls in half and butter insides, sprinkle with a touch of garlic salt and then garlic powder and place face down on a baking sheet. Bake in 400 oven till light brown and crispy on outsides.

12Serve pasta with additional sauce if desired and several slices of garlic bread

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy