Rose Mary Mogan


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 vote
about 6-8 depending on portion sizes
15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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


1Cook pasta according to directions on box. I prefer using Barilla brand.
2Using either store bought pasta sauce, or reserved homemade version 2 jars or about 7- 8 cups add to a large pot- Link for Rainy Day Chunky Vegetable Pasta Sauce Heat over medium low heat.
3Add pre frozen meat Balls to sauce or my homemade version using this Link RAINY DAY MEAT BALLS (9 DOZEN) 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.
4Make 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.
5Serve with my homemade version of Texas Toast Garlic Bread using this Link TEXAS TOAST GARLIC BREAD or a store bought variety prepared according to directions on box.
6Serve with your favorite garden salad using ingredients of your choice.

About this Recipe

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