I love anything with an Italian flair. I think it's because my mom doesn't so she didn't cook much of it when I was a kid. I guess you could say I'm making up for it now by eating it whenever I can. I think of Italian food a lot like Mexican food in that it's a lot of the same ingredients just switched around into various dishes. But why does it all taste so good and so different?? You gotta try this!!!
Meatball Pasta Skillet
8 ounces penne pasta ~ cooked and drained (or use the entire 16-ounce box to stretch the meal)
1 32-ounce jar marinara sauce
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion ~ diced
1 green bell pepper ~ diced
1 clove garlic ~ minced
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup panko crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, milk, egg, crumbs, salt, pepper
and Italian seasoning. Mix gently then form into bite-sized meatballs.
In a large skillet, saute the onion, garlic and bell pepper for about 10 minutes.
Add meatballs to skillet with the veggies cover and cook through.
When meatballs are almost done, stir in marinara sauce.
Stir in the pasta. Stir all to combine.
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake at 375 about 20 minutes until heated through and cheese has lightly browned.
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!