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Italian Meatballs and Fettuccine

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  3 reviews
  • 25 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Meatballs find their place atop fettuccine sparked with Italian dressing in this fresh and zesty meal.

Ingredients

1
package (9 oz) refrigerated fettuccine
8
oz frozen Italian meatballs (about 8)
1 1/2
cups coarsely chopped plum (Roma) tomatoes (4 to 5 medium)
1/2
cup Italian dressing
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz), if desired

Steps

  • 1 Cook fettuccine as directed on package. Drain; return to saucepan. If necessary, cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave meatballs, uncovered, on High 3 to 6 minutes, stirring once, until thoroughly heated.
  • 3 Gently stir meatballs, tomatoes, dressing and basil into cooked fettuccine. Cook over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, just until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 1 Cook fettuccine as directed on package. Drain; return to saucepan. If necessary, cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave meatballs, uncovered, on High 3 to 6 minutes, stirring once, until thoroughly heated.
  • 3 Gently stir meatballs, tomatoes, dressing and basil into cooked fettuccine. Cook over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, just until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with cheese.

Expert Tips

You'll find a variety of sizes and flavors of meatballs in the freezer case at the grocery store. If the meatballs are small, you may need a few extra to equal the 8 ounces of meatballs needed for this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
33%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
730mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate
46g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
6g
6%
Protein
20g
20%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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