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penne pasta meat ball dinner

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Rose Mary Mogan
Sauk Village, IL

This dinner can be prepared easily if you are using store bought varieties or using my homemade version of previously made recipes that were frozen for a rainy day. I invested the time to make large quantities of the meat Balls and pasta sauce, and then froze them to be used later when I needed to make dinner quickly. Add the Garlic Bread, and a garden salad and you have dinner in a flash. You too may want to do this to save time in the kitchen or you may want to opt for a good quality store brand variety, don't forget to taste and add spices to the store bought variety if needed.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For penne pasta meat ball dinner

  • 1 box
    penne pasta
  • 2
    dozen frozen meat balls (homemade or store bought variety)
  • 2 jar
    chunky vegetable pasta sauce (homemade or store bought variety)
  • 8 slice
    texas toast (home made or store bought vatiety)
  • garden salad (using favorite veggies)

How To Make penne pasta meat ball dinner

  • 1
    Cook pasta according to directions on box. I prefer using Barilla brand.
  • 2
    Using either store bought pasta sauce, or reserved homemade version 2 jars or about 7- 8 cups add to a large pot- Link for Heat over medium low heat.
  • 3
    Add pre frozen meat Balls to sauce or my homemade version using this Link according to the amount needed for your family. Then heat over a gentle low heat, stirring to prevent sticking to bottom of pot. Until completely heated through.
  • 4
    Make individual servings or add pasta to a large platter then cover with Pasta Sauce and Meat Balls, sprinkle with a generous amount of Shredded or grated Parmesan Cheese.
  • 5
    Serve with my homemade version of Texas Toast Garlic Bread using this Link or a store bought variety prepared according to directions on box.
  • 6
    Serve with your favorite garden salad using ingredients of your choice.