Ingredients for 6
¼ box Barilla® Penne
20 ea, 3-inch skewers
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 slices soft white bread
1 cup water
¼ pound ground beef
¼ pound ground pork
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
20 leaves fresh basil
1 cup grated Parmigiano cheese, divided
1 cup Marinara sauce (warm)
Salt and pepper to taste
1Pre-heat oven to 425°F.
Boil a large pot of water, then cook the pasta 1 minute less than required cooking time.
Toss with 1 Tbsp olive oil then place on a sheet tray and set aside.
Soak the bread in water - drain and squeeze out the excess.
In a medium bowl, combine garlic, beef, pork, bread, ½ cup Parmigiano cheese, 1 tablespoon parsley and season with salt/pepper.
Roll the meatballs into 1.5 inch rounds.
Place meatballs on sheet tray and BAKE until golden brown (about 10-15 minutes).
Thread 2-3 penne, 1 basil leaf and 1 meatball on each skewer.
Serve with warm Marinara sauce sprinkled with remaining Parmigiano cheese.