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Baked Ziti and Meatballs

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Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
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Skill Level:
Intermediate
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Servings:
4 Servings

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Baked Ziti and Meatballs
alarm
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
school
Skill Level:
Intermediate
restaurant_menu
Servings:
4 Servings

Ingredients


16 oz.
Pkg. Carando Mozzarella Rustica Italian Style Meatballs
16 oz.
1 whole
Small onion, quartered
1 whole
1
Stalk celery, cut into 4 pieces
1
1 whole
Carrot, peeled and cut into 4 pieces
1 whole
3 clove(s)
Garlic
3 clove(s)
1/4 cup(s)
Loosely packed, fresh italian flat leaf parsley
1/4 cup(s)
2 Tsp.
Fresh oregano
2 Tsp.
1/4 Tsp.
Crushed red pepper
1/4 Tsp.
1/4 cup(s)
Olive oil
1/4 cup(s)
28 oz.
Can tomato sauce
28 oz.
1 cup(s)
No salt added chicken stock
1 cup(s)
1/4 cup(s)
Tomato paste
1/4 cup(s)
Salt to taste
12 oz.
Ziti or penne pasta (3 cups)
12 oz.
1 1/4 cup(s)
Shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/4 cup(s)

Directions


  1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Place meatballs on aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes; gently turn meatballs over and bake an additional 13 to 17 minutes until internal temperature reaches at least 165ºF.

  2. Place onion, celery, carrot, garlic, parsley, oregano and red pepper in bowl of food processor or blender. Pulse until finely minced. Sauté vegetables in olive oil over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.

  3. Stir tomato sauce, chicken stock and tomato paste into vegetables. Salt to taste. Simmer sauce 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Toss cooked meatballs with 3/4 cup sauce.

  5. Toss pasta with remaining sauce; place in 11x7x2-inch baking pan. Gently stir in 3/4 cup mozzarella. Arrange meatballs on top of ziti; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

  6. Bake at 375ºF, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

  7. Serve meatballs with side of Ziti sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheese.

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Ingredients


16 oz.
Pkg. Carando Mozzarella Rustica Italian Style Meatballs
16 oz.
1 whole
Small onion, quartered
1 whole
1
Stalk celery, cut into 4 pieces
1
1 whole
Carrot, peeled and cut into 4 pieces
1 whole
3 clove(s)
Garlic
3 clove(s)
1/4 cup(s)
Loosely packed, fresh italian flat leaf parsley
1/4 cup(s)
2 Tsp.
Fresh oregano
2 Tsp.
1/4 Tsp.
Crushed red pepper
1/4 Tsp.
1/4 cup(s)
Olive oil
1/4 cup(s)
28 oz.
Can tomato sauce
28 oz.
1 cup(s)
No salt added chicken stock
1 cup(s)
1/4 cup(s)
Tomato paste
1/4 cup(s)
Salt to taste
12 oz.
Ziti or penne pasta (3 cups)
12 oz.
1 1/4 cup(s)
Shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/4 cup(s)

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