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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light April 2012


Credit: José Picayo

Recipe Summary

31 mins
31 mins
Serves 4


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.