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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.

Robin Bashinsky
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2012


Credit: José Picayo

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31 mins
31 mins
Serves 4


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

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

489 calories; fat 16.6g; saturated fat 6.1g; mono fat 6.9g; poly fat 1g; protein 29.1g; carbohydrates 71.6g; fiber 2.6g; cholesterol 147mg; iron 2.4mg; sodium 688mg; calcium 110mg.