Barilla® Penne Meatball Party Skewer

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Ingredients 6 Servings

Ingredients for 6

  • ¼ box Barilla® Penne
  • 1 cup Barilla® Marinara Sauce (warm)
  • 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
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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  • Pre-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 Barilla Marinara sauce sprinkled with remaining Parmigiano cheese
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