Plated + Served: Baked Ziti with Mini Meatballs

April24

Baked Ziti with Mini Meatballs

It’s Spring, yes, but it’s still chilly enough to need something hearty for dinner, so here it is: Baked Ziti with Mini Meatballs.

I love this recipe because you can use shortcuts (pasta sauce from a jar, frozen meatballs), or take your time and make the sauce from scratch and hand-shape your own meatballs. Either way, you’ll come up with something hot, cheesy and delicious.

I made my meatballs from scratch using ground beef, veal and pork… but you can use any combination (turkey? chicken? lamb?). Remember a little bit of fat in your mixture means more flavor in your meatballs.

If you do make your meatballs from scratch, here’s a great idea: double the recipe, make extra meatballs and freeze them. Then all you’ll have to do is thaw them for a quick dinner (Meatball Sandwiches, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Meatball Appetizers) when you’re in a hurry!

 

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2 thoughts on “Plated + Served: Baked Ziti with Mini Meatballs

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  2. Tammy @ creativekkids

    I love baked ziti, and that looks amazing! Thanks for linking up last weeks with the Tasty Tuesday’s Link-up. I have finally pinned your post to the Tasty’s Tuesday’s Pinterest Board! :)

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