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Mozzarella Meatballs and Ziti

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Mozzarella Meatballs and Ziti
25 Min

One way to get the whole family rushin' to the dinner table is to serve up plates of these cheesy-stuffed meatballs and saucy pasta. Our recipes for Mozzarella Meatballs and Ziti even features a special ingredient that adds a little extra dose of good-for-ya too!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 an 8-ounce block mozzarella cheese, cut into 18 (1/2-inch) cubes
  • 2 (26-ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 pound ziti, cooked according to package directions and kept warm

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, water, egg, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; mix well. Divide mixture into 18 meatballs, then form each meatball around a mozzarella cube, making sure to cover cheese completely. Place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large pot over medium-low heat, combine sauce and carrots; cook 10 minutes, or until sauce is hot.
  5. Add meatballs to sauce, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 10 to 15 minutes, or until meatballs are no longer pink in center. Serve over ziti.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 727
  • Calories from Fat 207
  • Total Fat 23g 35 %
  • Saturated Fat 9.2g 46 %
  • Trans Fat 0.7g 0 %
  • Protein 37g 74 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 105mg 35 %
  • Sodium 2,248mg 94 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 90g 30 %
  • Dietary Fiber 3.6g 14 %
  • Sugars 16g 0 %

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Love the mozzarella stuffed meatballs. This is definitely a segment of the recipe that I'll be trying again, I might try cubes of cheddar or pepper jack as well next time. As another commenter suggested, I'd ditch the carrots as well and instead include jars of the chunky garden variety of spaghetti sauce. Ziti is a good pasta choice, though I enjoy using fettuchini for a dish like this. This is an excellent meal to make on a wintry evening.

Got to have Onion

I will make it, and will add the carrots......

Looks delicious! Will make, but without carrots. -)

??? no nutrion information?


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