Barilla® Simple Smokey Penne and Meatballs

Pronto Penne package

Made with

Barilla Pronto® Penne



Ingredients for 6 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Pronto® Penne
  • 3 cups cold water 10 frozen meatballs
  • 1 cup Barilla® Marinara sauce
  • ½ cup prepared BBQ sauce
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup green onions, sliced
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • ½ cup cilantro


  • Pour the whole box of pasta into a large skillet (approximately 12 inches in diameter). Pour 3 cups of cold water into the pan ensuring that the water covers the pasta.
  • Turn on the burner to high and set your timer to 10 minutes (optional: add about ½ teaspoon of salt to taste).
  • Cook on high, stirring regularly. After 5 minutes add meatballs and stir to combine.
  • With about 1 minute left add both sauces and season with salt and pepper, fold to combine.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and top with onions, cheese and cilantro. Serve immediately.
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