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baked elbows and meatballs

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Deneece Gursky
Miami, FL

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.

(5 ratings)

Ingredients For baked elbows and meatballs

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

How To Make baked elbows and meatballs

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350
  • 2
    In a large baking dish spread a layer of sauce and then put elbows on top.
  • 3
    Mix elbows with sauce.
  • 4
    Now add a layer of the sliced provolone
  • 5
    Sprinkle with parmesan cheese
  • 6
    Add meatballs on top of this
  • 7
    Then another layer of provolone
  • 8
    Top off with sauce and sprinkle with parmesan
  • 9
    Bake in oven for about 30 to 35 minutes
  • 10
    Allow to cool slightly
  • 11
    While 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.
  • 12
    Serve pasta with additional sauce if desired and several slices of garlic bread