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Italian Meatball Pasta

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Italian Meatball Pasta
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4
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This Italian Meatball Pasta is an easy-to-make skillet dinner with Hamburger Helper™ Beef Pasta, precooked Italian-style meatballs and juicy tomatoes. Serve up a heaping plate of meatball pasta topped with melty cheese for a deliciously flavorful weeknight meal. And don't be surprised if people start asking for seconds after a single bite!
Updated May 23, 2022

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 box (5.9 oz) Hamburger Helper™ Beef Pasta
  • 32 frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs (1/2 oz each)
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (4 oz)
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened.
  • 2
    Add hot water, milk, tomatoes, and sauce mix (from box); stir to combine. Stir in uncooked pasta (from box) and frozen meatballs. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 9 to 11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender. Remove from heat.
  • 3
    Top with cheese; cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For best results with this Italian Meatball Pasta recipe, be sure to use 1/2 oz-size frozen cooked meatballs. Larger frozen meatballs take longer to cook.
  • tip 2
    Try topping this dish with shredded mozzarella cheese instead of the Italian cheese blend.
  • tip 3
    Italian-style meatballs can be made with beef, pork, chicken or a blend of all three. Use your favorite 1/2 oz-size frozen cooked meatballs in this meatball and pasta recipe!

Nutrition

590 Calories, 27g Total Fat, 35g Protein, 50g Total Carbohydrate, 9g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
590
Calories from Fat
240
Total Fat
27g
42%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Sodium
1730mg
72%
Potassium
890mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
9g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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