Thursday, December 5, 2013
Creamy Bowtie and Meatball Skillet
I love skillet meals. It's been a while since we have had good old pasta and meatballs so I decided that would make a great skillet dinner. It was a hit!
Creamy Bowtie Pasta and Meatball Skillet
1 cup breadcrumbs ( I like panko)
1 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef ( I used ground turkey)
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce (I used Vodka Cream Sauce)
12 oz bow tie pasta
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or basil, if desired
In large bowl mix bread crumbs, ground beef, 1/4 cup cheese, the Italian seasoning, garlic powder and 1/4 cup of the pasta sauce until well blended. Shape into 16 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs.
Spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray. Cook meatballs in skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned.
Add pasta sauce, and red pepper to meatballs; turn meatballs to coat. Cover; cook over medium-low heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring sauce and turning meatballs occasionally, until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink.
Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Combine meatballs and pasta together and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Enjoy!