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One-Pan Meatball and Pepperoni Pasta Bake

One-Pan Meatball and Pepperoni Pasta Bake
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 8

This easy one-pan pasta bake is sure to become a family favorite. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
box (16 oz) penne pasta
2
jars (24 oz each) chunky marinara sauce
1
cup sliced pepperoni (from 6-oz package)
1
bag (16 oz) frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs (32 meatballs)
2
cups water
1
package (8 oz) shredded Italian cheese blend (2 cups)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13 x 9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. In baking dish, mix all ingredients except cheese; mix well. Cover with foil.
  • 2
    Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until pasta is tender. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

  • To customize this pasta bake, try adding any of your other favorite pizza toppings, such as baby spinach, sliced mushrooms or sliced ripe olives.
  • Any of your favorite marinara or pasta sauces can be substituted for the chunky marinara sauce in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
650
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
1360mg
57%
Potassium
890mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
74g
25%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
16g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • What starts as a basic pasta and meatballs dinner turns into a family-favorite casserole that’s easy to throw together on a weeknight thanks to your 13x9 dish. Speaking of your family, what toppings do they like on their pizza? Add onions, black olives, mushrooms and green peppers to the dish to make it a twist on pizza night. Don’t have meatballs in the freezer? No problem! Try using Italian sausage in lieu of the meatballs. Another twist you could try is to use a jar of marinara and a jar of Alfredo resulting in a creamy penne pasta and meatballs bake. We’ve got more twists where that came from with our endless list of penne pasta recipes.

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