Italian-Style Pork Meatballs

with panko-Asiago zucchini and peppers

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 5 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 10 oz. Ground Pork
  • 8 oz. Sliced Zucchini
  • 6 oz. Sliced Red Bell Pepper
  • 4 oz. Marinara Sauce
  • Info
    ½ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Asiago Cheese
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Salt
  • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning Blend

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Microwave-Safe Bowl

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using ground beef, follow same instructions as ground pork in Steps 2 and 3, baking uncovered in hot oven until meatballs reach minimum internal temperature, 20-25 minutes.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as ground pork in Steps 2 and 3, baking uncovered in hot oven until meatballs reach minimum internal temperature, 22-25 minutes.

  1. 1

    Start the Vegetables

    Turn oven on to 425 degrees. Let preheat, at least 10 minutes. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry.

    In provided tray, combine zucchini, bell peppers, 2 tsp. olive oil, a pinch of salt, and half the garlic salt (reserve remaining for meatballs). Massage oil and seasoning into vegetables. Spread into an even layer.

    Bake uncovered in hot oven, 20 minutes.

    While vegetables bake, continue recipe.

  2. 2

    Form Meatballs and Make Topping

    In a mixing bowl, combine 2 Tbsp. panko (reserve remaining for topping), 2 Tbsp. water, ground pork, a pinch of salt, remaining garlic salt, and half the Italian seasoning (reserve remaining for topping).

    Form mixture into eight equally-sized meatballs.

    Carefully remove tray from oven. Push vegetables to one side of tray. Place meatballs on now-empty side. Tray will be hot! Use a utensil.

    Top vegetables with remaining panko, Asiago, remaining Italian seasoning, and a pinch of salt. Drizzle with 2 tsp. olive oil.

  3. 3

    Bake the Meal

    Bake uncovered in hot oven until topping has browned and meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 20-25 minutes.

    While meal bakes, place marinara in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with a damp paper towel.

    Microwave covered until heated through, 30-45 seconds.

    Carefully remove tray from oven and bowl from microwave.

    To serve, top meatballs with marinara and mozzarella. Bon appétit!

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