Mozzarella-Ricotta Stuffed Meatballs with Marinara and Cavatappi
easy prep & pan included
Prep & Cook Time:30-40 min.
Cook Within:5 days
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Before You Cook
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 chicken, follow same instructions as ground beef in Steps 2 and 3, baking uncovered until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature, 35-45 minutes.
If using Impossible Burger, follow same instructions as ground beef in Steps 2 and 3, baking uncovered until meatballs are warmed through, 30-40 minutes.
Prepare the Ingredients
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry.
Combine pasta, pepper and onion mix, ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper in provided tray. Top evenly with marinara.
Make the Meatballs
In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Combine ground beef, mayonnaise, panko, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in another mixing bowl. Form into six equally-sized balls.
On a clean work surface, flatten balls and place 1 tsp. ricotta-mozzarella filling in center. Fold meat around cheese and seal shut.
Place stuffed meatballs on pasta.
Finish the Dish
Cover tray with foil. Bake covered, 15 minutes.
Carefully remove tray from oven and remove foil. Bake again uncovered in hot oven until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 15-20 minutes.
Carefully remove from oven. Garnish with Parmesan and red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!
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