Penne and Meatballs

A make-ahead, freezer-friendly recipe that delivers delicious pasta and meatballs to your table in no time.

Serves: 6Prep: 15 minutesCook: 35 minutesTotal: 50 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz package penne pasta (about 4 cups)
  • 2 cups frozen meatballs
  • 1 24 oz. jar pasta sauce with garlic and basil
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 sliced black olives
  • 1 cup shredded four cheese variety
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • Cooking spray

Directions

  • Cook and drain pasta according to package directions. Drain and let cold water run through to cool down.
  • In large bowl, mix pasta sauce and broth.
  • Spray an 11”x7” glass baking dish (about 2 quarts) with cooking spray. Add pasta, meatballs, sauce mix, olives and cheese to baking dish. Cover with foil and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Bake pasta dish covered 35-40 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz package penne pasta (about 4 cups)
  • 2 cups frozen meatballs
  • 1 24 oz. jar pasta sauce with garlic and basil
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 sliced black olives
  • 1 cup shredded four cheese variety
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • Cooking spray

Directions

  • Cook and drain pasta according to package directions. Drain and let cold water run through to cool down.
  • In large bowl, mix pasta sauce and broth.
  • Spray an 11”x7” glass baking dish (about 2 quarts) with cooking spray. Add pasta, meatballs, sauce mix, olives and cheese to baking dish. Cover with foil and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Bake pasta dish covered 35-40 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.