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Italian Meatballs and Fettuccine

Meatballs find their place atop fettuccine sparked with Italian dressing in this fresh and zesty meal.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4
 

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

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  • 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

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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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
730mg
730%;
Total Carbohydrate
46g
46%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
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 Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.