Baked Meatballs and Pasta

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

I found this in a box of recipe cards I bought at a garage sale.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Add macaroni to a pan of boiling water and cook until just tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a bowl combine meat, onion, breadcrumbs, parmesan, basil and egg. Form heaped teaspoonfuls into small balls.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add the meatballs and cook until well browned, drain then transfer to an ovenproof dish. Reserve oil in pan.
  4. Preheat oven to 180c.
  5. Sauce:.
  6. Add onion and garlic to the frying pan; stir over a low heat until onion is softened. Add the capsicum and mushrooms; cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in the tomato paste then water and wine. Bring to the boil, stirring well.
  8. Mix in the macaroni, salt and pepper and pour over the meatballs.
  9. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes, then sprinkle with combined mozzarella and extra breadcrumbs. Bake for a further 10 minutes (or until golden).

Reviews

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The flavours blend really well and it is easy to make. The only problem was there wasn't an amount for the macaroni so I just used 1 & 1/2 cups. This seemed to work fine. Even though there was just the two of us I made the full amount as posted so that I have enough for a 2nd meal later in the week LOL. Added to my keepers file :)

Jen T March 25, 2009

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