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    Baked Meatball Ziti

    Baked Meatball Ziti. Photo by Rita~

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    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 25 mins

    45 mins

    40 mins

    Rita~'s Note:

    I made this using Pesto Meatballs, but use your favorite meatballs. A great way to use leftover meatballs!

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 12

    Yield:

    casserole

    Units: US | Metric

    Meatballs

    • 24 ounces 80% lean ground beef (20% fat)
    • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
    • 1 egg, lightly whisked
    • 1/4 cup finely minced onion
    • 1/4 cup pesto sauce (prepared or store bought or Pesto)

    Casserole

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Meatball:.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 425°F
    3. 3
      Grease a cookie sheet with spray.
    4. 4
      Mix all ingredients together by hand and form into over sized golf balls.
    5. 5
      Bake for 10-15 minutes, until no longer pink in the middle.
    6. 6
      Just before pasta is done add spinach to the cooking water for 1 minute then drain well.
    7. 7
      Lower oven to 350°F
    8. 8
      Oil a 10 x 13 casserole pan.
    9. 9
      Mix Ricotta, egg, parsley, mozzarella, and 3/4 of the Romano cheese.
    10. 10
      Mix the cheese together with the cooked pasta to coat.
    11. 11
      Spoon about 1 cup tomato sauce prepared dish and spoon half of pasta on top. Place meatballs on pasta topping with half the remaining sauce. Spread remaining pasta mixture and then top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with Romano cheese. And if you like top with additional mozzarella sliced thin. Bake ziti in middle of oven 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden, and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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    Nutritional Facts for Baked Meatball Ziti

    Serving Size: 1 (299 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 540.3
     
    Calories from Fat 243
    45%
    Total Fat 27.1 g
    41%
    Saturated Fat 13.4 g
    67%
    Cholesterol 128.2 mg
    42%
    Sodium 1116.2 mg
    46%
    Total Carbohydrate 41.9 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    13%
    Sugars 6.6 g
    26%
    Protein 32.0 g
    64%

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    pesto sauce

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