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Barilla® Penne Meatball Party Skewers

Barilla® Penne Meatball Party Skewers



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



  1. 1
    Pre-heat oven to 425°F.
  2. 2

    Boil a large pot of water, then cook the pasta 1 minute less than required cooking time.

  3. 3

    Toss with 1 Tbsp olive oil then place on a sheet tray and set aside.

  4. 4

    Soak the bread in water - drain and squeeze out the excess.

  5. 5

    In a medium bowl, combine garlic, beef, pork, bread, ½ cup Parmigiano cheese, 1 tablespoon parsley and season with salt/pepper.

  6. 6

    Roll the meatballs into 1.5 inch rounds.

  7. 7

    Place meatballs on sheet tray and BAKE until golden brown (about 10-15 minutes).

  8. 8

    Thread 2-3 penne, 1 basil leaf and 1 meatball on each skewer.

  9. 9

    Serve with warm Marinara sauce sprinkled with remaining Parmigiano cheese.

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