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One-Pot Sausage Meatballs with Creamy Tomato Penne

  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 6

With just a few basic ingredients, this rich and creamy one-pot pasta dinner turns simple sausage meatballs into a beautiful meal with weeknight ease. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
lb bulk mild Italian sausage
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
1/2
cup finely chopped onion
1
egg
1
tablespoon olive oil
3
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce
3/4
cup heavy whipping cream
12
oz uncooked penne pasta (3 3/4 cups)
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
Shredded fresh basil leaves, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, mix sausage, bread crumbs, onion and egg until well combined. Shape mixture into 12 (2-inch) meatballs.
  • 2
    In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add meatballs; cook 9 to 11 minutes, gently turning occasionally, just until browned on all sides.
  • 3
    Stir in broth, pasta sauce and whipping cream; heat to boiling. Stir in pasta; return to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 18 to 22 minutes, stirring occasionally, until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center (165°F), pasta is cooked to desired tenderness and sauce is thickened. Top with Parmesan cheese and basil.

Expert Tips

  • To easily turn meatballs, use a spatula and a spoon to gently roll each meatball. Make sure oil is hot before carefully adding meatballs. If meatballs don’t release easily from bottom of pan, cook a bit longer before attempting to turn.
  • Like it hot? Opt for spicy Italian sausage.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
670
Calories from Fat
300
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
12g
62%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
1560mg
65%
Potassium
300mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
68g
23%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
7g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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