Turkey Meatball Pasta Bake
Yummy and deliciously cheesy – –
  • 1 pound penne or ziti pasta
  • 1 quart Marinara Sauce
  • 24(1-1/2lbs.) DiRusso’s® Turkey Meatballs, thawed and halved
  • 1pound part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 3tablespoons Romano cheese, grated
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Cook pasta as label directs and drain. Return pasta to saucepot.
  3. Meanwhile, in saucepan, heat marinara sauce until hot. Add 3 cups sauce to pasta in saucepot, toss well. Reserve remaining 1 cup sauce.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, egg, Romano cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.
  5. In a 13 x 9 inch glass baking dish or 4 quart casserole, spoon half the pasta mixture and top with meatball halves.
  6. Spread ricotta cheese mixture over meatball layer. Spoon remaining pasta mixture over ricotta cheese layer, than spoon remaining 1 cup sauce over pasta. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  7. Cover loosely with foil and bake 30 minutes or until hot through. Serve with extra sauce.