Oven-Ready

Marinara Penne and Ricotta Meatballs

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Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 4 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    2 oz. Ricotta
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Salt
  • Info
    8 oz. Cooked Penne Pasta
  • Info
    ¼ cup Italian Panko Blend
  • 4 oz. Pre-Cut Zucchini
  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • Info
    ½ oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 8 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    737
  • Carbohydrates
    56g
  • Fat
    34g
  • Protein
    43g
  • Sodium
    1385mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Mixing 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
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry. Combine zucchini and 1 tsp. olive oil on one half of provided tray.

  2. 2

    Add the Meatballs

    Combine ground beef, ricotta, panko, and seasoning blend in a mixing bowl. Form into six evenly-sized meatballs. Place in empty side of tray.

  3. 3

    Bake the Dish

    Bake uncovered in hot oven, 15 minutes. Carefully remove tray from oven. Add pasta and marinara to zucchini and stir to combine. Top pasta with Parmesan and mozzarella. Bake again uncovered until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 7-8 minutes. Carefully remove tray from oven. Garnish with red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!

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