Meatball ‘n Pasta Bake

One of my FAVORITE foods is PASTA… Mmmmm 🙂  … Sooo, I had to make a dish that I felt good about eating / serving.  Here is the outcome ~ and it is AWESOME ~


Meatball ‘n Pasta Bake

Yield: 6-9 servings

3 c whole wheat pasta (I used Rotini) uncooked

1 1/2 c water

1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning, divided

1/2 tsp each garlic and onion flakes

1/4 tsp kosher salt

16 frozen prepared meatballs

16 oz (or 2/3 jar) pasta sauce

1 1/2 c Ricotta cheese **

1 c Mozzarella Cheese, shredded

1/2 c Parmesan Cheese, shredded

Additional 1/2 c Mozz cheese and 1/4 c Parm for topping

Preheat oven to 375°F.  In a 9×9 square dish, place pasta, water, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, garlic and onion flakes and salt.  Stir to combine.  Lay meatballs on top of this and pour the pasta sauce over top.  Mix in a med sized bowl: Ricotta through Parmesan cheese with remaining 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning.  (**If do not have Ricotta, use Cottage Cheese that has been made smooth in your food processor / blender / Nutribullet).  Spread this over the top of the pasta sauce and top with Mozz and Parm cheeses.  Cover tightly with foil and bake for 40 minutes or until pasta is done and cheeses are bubbly.  Remove foil and continue to bake for 15 minutes to brown the top.  Let rest for 5-10 minutes and serve! ~Enjoy


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