Pepperoni Pizza Beef Meatball Bake with Parmesan and Red Peppers

easy prep & pan included

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 oz. Pepperoni
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    1 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
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    2 Tbsp. Italian Panko Blend
  • 8 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
  • 4 oz. Sliced Red Bell Pepper
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    1 oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 tsp. Italian Seasoning Blend
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    8 oz. Cooked Penne Pasta

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • 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
  1. 1

    Make the Meatballs

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. When ingredient appears in recipe, remove from packaging. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry. In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, 1 tsp. olive oil, Parmesan, panko, half the seasoning blend (reserve remaining for pasta), ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Form into eight equally-sized meatballs.

    [BETA: no reserved parm on side; add reserved seasoning on side]

  2. 2

    Assemble the Meal

    Combine pasta, red bell peppers, remaining seasoning blend, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in provided tray. Top with meatballs. In another mixing bowl, combine ¼ cup water and marinara. Top meatballs with marinara-water mixture.

    [BETA: no reserved seasoning on side, no pepperoni stirred in]

  3. 3

    Finish the Dish

    Cover with foil and bake in hot oven, 15 minutes. Carefully remove from oven and uncover. Top with mozzarella and pepperoni. Bake uncovered until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 10-15 minutes. Carefully remove from oven. Garnish with red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!

    [BETA: mozz and pepperoni on top of meatballs; only red pepper flakes for garnish]

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