Spicy Parmesan Meatballs with Angel Hair Pasta

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  • 50|min prep time
  • 50|min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 4 servings

3/4
cup Fiber One™ original bran cereal
1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)
3/4
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion, undrained
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
6
oz uncooked whole wheat angel hair (capellini) pasta
Additional shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
1
to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Directions

  1. 1 Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and finely crush with rolling pin or meat mallet (or finely crush in food processor).
  2. 2 In large bowl, mix crushed cereal, ground beef, 1/4 cup cheese, the Italian seasoning, garlic powder and 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce until well blended. Shape into 16 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs.
  3. 3 Spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray. Cook meatballs in skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned. Drain if necessary.
  4. 4 Add remaining tomato sauce, the tomatoes and red pepper to meatballs; turn meatballs to coat. Cover; cook over medium-low heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring sauce and turning meatballs occasionally, until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  5. 5 Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Serve meatballs over pasta. Top each serving with additional Parmesan cheese and parsley.

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