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Tuscan Baked Orecchiette

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Total Time:
50 mins
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Skill Level:
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Servings:
6 Servings

Looking for different meatball dinner ideas, try our Tuscan Baked Orechhiette. Carando's Classic Italian recipes are sure to please.

Looking for different meatball dinner ideas, try our Tuscan Baked Orechhiette. Carando's Classic Italian recipes are sure to please.

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Tuscan Baked Orecchiette
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Total Time:
50 mins
school
Skill Level:
Intermediate
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Servings:
6 Servings

Ingredients


  • 16 oz. Carando Abruzzese Italian Style Meatballs16 oz.
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil2 Tbsp.
  • 2 clove(s) Garlic, minced2 clove(s)
  • 1 whole Bunch tuscan kale, stems removed and chopped1 whole
  • 28 oz. Can diced tomatoes28 oz.
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 12 oz. Orecchiette pasta (3 cups)12 oz.
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) Shredded italian cheese blend1 1/2 cup(s)

Instructions


  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. In large skillet, cook meatballs over medium-high heat until browned on all sides. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until internal temperature reaches at least 165ºF. Remove meatballs from skillet.

  2. In same skillet, sauté garlic 1 minute. Add kale and sauté until bright green and wilted.

  3. Cut meatballs in half; add to kale. Sauté until kale is tender. Stir in tomatoes and bring to a simmer; season with salt and pepper.

  4. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and toss with meatballs and kale mixture. Pour into greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Sprinkle top with cheese.

  5. Bake at 350ºF. for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.

  6. * For an extra kick, use Carando Sicilian Italian Meatballs.

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Ingredients


  • 16 oz. Carando Abruzzese Italian Style Meatballs16 oz.
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil2 Tbsp.
  • 2 clove(s) Garlic, minced2 clove(s)
  • 1 whole Bunch tuscan kale, stems removed and chopped1 whole
  • 28 oz. Can diced tomatoes28 oz.
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 12 oz. Orecchiette pasta (3 cups)12 oz.
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) Shredded italian cheese blend1 1/2 cup(s)

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