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One-Pan Meatball and Pepperoni Pasta Bake

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 1 hr 15 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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This easy one-pan pasta bake is sure to become a family favorite.

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

  • 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.
  • 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 INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
627.5
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33.7g
52%
Saturated Fat
13.2g
66%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
94.9mg
32%
Sodium
1320.5mg
55%
Total Carbohydrate
48.2g
16%
Dietary Fiber
9.1g
36%
Sugars
11.4g
Protein
30.8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
5.90%
6%
Calcium
25.40%
25%
Iron
15.60%
16%
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.
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