Sunday, June 8, 2014

Penne Pasta With Meatballs

I have a weakness for pasta, therefore we don't make it too often in our home, but when we do... we eat it up! Since I was cooking for my girls I made sure to make it 'kid friendly'; aka simple, but good. 




Sauce: I make a simple sauce that includes 2 cans of sauce, 1 can of paste, fresh tomatoes and seasonings. Season your sauce to suit your taste buds. I use a combination of garlic salt, regular salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning, and Oregano. 




After your sauce has brewed with your meatballs and your noodles have cooked it is time to layer the goodness. After I spray my pan, I start with the meatball sauce mix on the bottom, add noodles, add cheese and then repeat. 


Bake at 350 degrees for around 20 minutes or until the glorious cheese bubbles. 




26 comments:

  1. Aimee I am dying!! This looks so good! :)

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  2. I love a good baked pasta! This looks so yummy!

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  3. Yum! Kids loving it or not, I am totally making that for me!

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  4. That looks delicious! My husband keeps begging for some meatballs and this seems like a dish all of us would like (including my pasta loving one year old!)!!

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  5. Yum! I have made my own sauce lots of times but never actually used fresh tomatoes before. Gonna have to try now!

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  6. I want the fresh tomatoes from the garden! Fresh picked tomatoes are the best tomatoes in the world!

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  7. I LOVE pasta--and with fresh tomatoes? YES!

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  8. Yum! This looks great! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Yum! This looks so good AND so easy! Thanks for sharing Aimee :)

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  10. I love pasta and Aimee you're making me so hungry!!!!!! Pinning!

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  11. I'd love to make this one! Sounds awesome.

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  12. We eat pasta allot as well.. I like the "allot of Cheese" i could eat cheese all day all the time..

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  13. oooh...i love baked pasta. i have pinned this to try later

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  14. I never have baked pasta after I cooked it. I've always just made my sauce and then poured my noodles into the sauce and baked it for approximately 45-50 minutes. I will definitely have to try this method as the cooking time seems much faster.

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  15. Yummm! This looks so delicious! I love baked pasta! Bookmarked for sure! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful pics!

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  16. I could eat pasta and meatballs every single day without getting sick of it! And I definitely could eat this pasta dish!

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  17. Easy! Looks yummy... now I'm hungry :-)

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  18. I love that you made your own sauce-- I never do that. I just open and pour :)

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  19. This looks sooooo good! Anything pasta is a hit in this house :D

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  20. This looks yummy! How can you go wrong with meatballs, pasta and lots of mozzarella!

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  21. I've been loving meatballs. Too bad I'm to cheap to buy them and too lazy to make them that often. I have been able to get my daughter to help me some in the kitchen, which is pretty good for a 8.5yo. I found a new secret ingredient to put in my tomato/spaghetti sauce. It's been a hit. Have you ever put pepperoni in your spaghetti sauce? Try it. My husband loves that version. I don't like pepperoni that much, but I make it because I love him. =) Blessings to you~

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  22. That looks yummy. I have never made meatballs before. I think I may have tried once and they just fell apart.

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  23. Penne is the best, I'm a huge Italian kitchen junkie! I need to cook this :)

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