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Garlicky Meatball Pasta

Photo: José Picayo
Hands-on time 31 mins
Total time 31 mins
Yield Serves 4
In about 30 minutes, you can have a bowl of Garlicky Meatball Pasta on your table--homemade meatballs included. Refrigerated fettuccine and commercial marinara sauce helps to quicken this quick and easy pasta dinner. Serve with Mixed Greens Salad.

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces refrigerated fettuccine
  • 12 ounces ground sirloin
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 3/4 cups lower-sodium marinara sauce
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Mixed Greens Salad

Nutrition Information

  • calories 489
  • fat 16.6 g
  • satfat 6.1 g
  • monofat 6.9 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 29.1 g
  • carbohydrate 71.6 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 147 mg
  • iron 2.4 mg
  • sodium 688 mg
  • calcium 110 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook the pasta per directions. Drain over a bowl, and reserve 1/3 cup pasta water.

  2. While pasta cooks, combine beef and next 6 ingredients (through egg); shape mixture into 16 meatballs. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs; cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add marinara and 1/3 cup pasta water. Cover and cook 11 minutes or until meatballs are done. Divide the pasta evenly among 4 plates; top evenly with sauce, meatballs, and cheese.