Mozzarella-Ricotta Stuffed Meatballs with Marinara and Cavatappi

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Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 8 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
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    ½ oz. Grated Parmesan
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    2 oz. Ricotta
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    1 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 4 oz. Pepper and Onion Mix
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    ¼ cup Italian Panko Blend
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    0.42 oz. Mayonnaise
  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
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    8 oz. Cooked Cavatappi Pasta

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Mixing Bowls

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 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.

  1. 1

    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.

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    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.

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    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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