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Barilla® Penne Meatball Party Skewer



Ingredients for 6

¼ box Barilla® Penne
20 ea, 3 inch skewers
4 tablespoon 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 Barilla Marinara Sauce (warm)
Salt and pepper to taste

Made with



  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 Barilla Marinara sauce sprinkled with remaining Parmigiano cheese

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