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Italian Meatball Buns

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 frozen bread dough dinner rolls
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1-1/2 cups marinara sauce, warmed

DIRECTIONS

1. Let dough stand at room temperature 25-30 minutes or until softened.

2. Cut each roll in half. Wrap each portion around a meatball, enclosing meatball completely; pinch dough firmly to seal. Place on greased baking sheets, seam side down. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

3. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake buns 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops with oil; sprinkle with cheese and basil. Serve with marinara sauce.

SOURCE: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/italian-meatball-buns/

Three-Cheese Meatball Mostaccioli

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package (16 ounces) mostaccioli
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) pasta sauce with meat
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs, thawed
  • 3/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley or fresh baby arugula, optional

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook mostaccioli according to package directions for al dente; drain. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix eggs and ricotta cheese.

2. In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook beef and onion 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in brown sugar and seasonings. Add pasta sauce and mostaccioli; toss to combine.

3. Transfer half of the pasta mixture to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Layer with ricotta mixture and remaining pasta mixture; sprinkle with Romano cheese. Top with meatballs and Parmesan cheese.

4. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until heated through. If desired, top with parsley.

SOURCE: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/three-cheese-meatball-mostaccioli/

Cheesy Baked Pasta with Meatballs

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package (24 ounces) frozen Italian Meatballs
  • 1 package (16 ounces) rotini pasta
  • 2 jar (24 ounces each) marinara sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

3. In a large saucepan, combine the meatballs, marinara sauce and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.

4. Stir in pasta and basil

5. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

6. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

SOURCE: https://www.johnsonville.com/recipe/cheesy-baked-pasta-with-meatballs.print.html

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