Skillet Spaghetti and meatballs #ad

Skillet Spaghetti and Meatballs

September 1, 2015Danita

Skillet Spaghetti and meatballs #ad

Before we talk about this amazing dish, let’s talk GIVEAWAY!  How about a Perfect Pasta Night Kit and a $500 Grocery Gift Card?  More details —>> ooh.li/820d0db

We’ve had a great summer!  Our oldest daughter spent ten weeks working at camp (her “home away from home”) our other two children also spent time at camp, we helped my parents make the cross-country move to Texas, my husband and I had a great getaway to San Antonio, we visited family and friends in Sweet Home Alabama, and we are headed Colorado for one last “adventure” before we get back to school and a regular routine.

A regular routine is nice.  Even though our children are older and involved in work and extra activities we still make family dinners a priority. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…it’s not always easy but it is important.  We prefer home cooking to convenience foods so good, quick and easy meals are a must.  

One of our favorite quick and easy meals is pasta.  Literally, for YEARS we’ve had a Pasta Night almost every week! It’s the perfect way to get a meal on the table in about thirty minutes.  I’m thankful our family enjoys pasta but I don’t want them to get tired of it, so I try to serve different varieties of noodles and sauces.

Recently, Mezzetta asked me to try their Homemade Pasta Sauces.  These sauces come in six varieties, are made in the Italian tradition from their Napa Valley kitchen, and use 100% hand-selected plum tomatoes. No added sugar. No paste. No shortcuts.  

A new pasta sauce called for a new twist on an old favorite.  I chose their Homemade Marinara and decided to make Skillet Spaghetti and Meatballs.  My husband thought we should call it “Skil-hetti”.  Even though it’s kinda catchy, I wasn’t sure how it would do in a google search.  

Whatever you decided to call it, it makes the Perfect Pasta Night dinner.  Do you love pasta?  You can enter to win your very own Perfect Pasta Night Cooking kit from Mezzetta.

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• Runner Up Prizes (10): Six (6) Mezzetta® Napa Valley Homemade™ Pasta Sauces + Recipe Cards

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 1 lb hamburger 
  • 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar Mezzetta Homemade Marinara Sauce
  • spaghetti noodles (about 6 oz uncooked)
  • mozzarella cheese
  • oven proof skillet with lid (I used cast iron)
  • small amount of oil

Skillet Spaghetti and meatballs #ad

Add first 3 ingredients and mix with hands until well combined

Skillet Spaghetti and meatballs #ad

Roll into 2″ balls

Skillet Spaghetti and meatballs #ad

Place just enough oil in bottom of skillet to keep meatballs from sticking

Fry meatballs on all sides just until brown

Skillet Spaghetti and meatballs #ad

Place meatballs on paper towel to drain

Remove oil from skillet and return meatballs

Skillet Spaghetti and meatballs #ad

Pour Mezzetta Homemade Marinara over meatballs

Toss meatballs to coat in sauce

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Cover with lid and reduce heat to low

Allow meatballs to simmer in sauce until done, about 15-20 minutes

Meanwhile, boil noodles until done

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Drain noodles and add to skillet

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Toss to coat noodles with sauce

Skillet Spaghetti and meatballs #ad

Cover with mozzarella cheese

Place under broiler until cheese is melted 

Skillet Spaghetti and meatballs #ad

Skil-heti….the Perfect Pasta Night dinner!  

Skillet Spaghetti and meatballs #ad

Don’t forget to enter to win the Perfect Pasta Night Cooking kit!

Skillet Spaghetti and Meatballs
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb hamburger
  2. 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  3. 1/4 grated Parmesan cheese
  4. 1 jar Mezzetta Homemade Marinara Sauce
  5. spaghetti noodles (about 6 oz uncooked)
  6. mozzarella cheese
  7. oven proof skillet with lid (I used cast iron)
  8. small amount of oil
Instructions
  1. Add first 3 ingredients and mix with hands until well combined
  2. Roll into 2″ balls
  3. Place just enough oil in bottom of skillet to keep meatballs from sticking
  4. Fry meatballs on all sides just until brown
  5. Place meatballs on paper towel to drain
  6. Remove oil from skillet and return meatballs
  7. Pour Mezzetta Homemade Marinara over meatballs
  8. Toss meatballs to coat in sauce
  9. Cover with lid and reduce heat to low
  10. Allow meatballs to simmer in sauce until done, about 15-20 minutes
  11. Meanwhile, boil noodles until done
  12. Drain noodles and add to skillet
  13. Toss to coat noodles with sauce
  14. Cover with mozzarella cheese
  15. Place under broiler until cheese is melted
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Skillet Spaghetti and meatballs

7 Comments

  • Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books

    October 25, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    This sounds easy and so good!! Pinned!

  • hinessightblog

    September 26, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    This looks good.

    1. Danita

      September 26, 2015 at 3:15 PM

      Thanks! It’s easy and really yummy.

  • nibbles by nic

    September 13, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    There is nothing better than a one-panner! Love the dish and that sauce is fantastic…must get myself some!

  • rwhiting14

    September 6, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    This looks amazing! I’m with two of my grandkids this week and this looks like the perfect recipe for little helping hands that they’ll enjoy making and eating!!

  • Trish Sutton

    September 2, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    I’m on my way over! 😉 This looks so good!!!

  • Mommy’s Apron

    September 1, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    This looks awesome! We need to make this very soon!

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