Pepperoni Pizza Beef Meatball Bake with Parmesan and Red Peppers

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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)

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

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Mixing Bowls

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 turkey, follow same instructions as beef in Steps 1, 2, and 3, baking covered, 15 minutes. Carefully uncover and bake again until turkey reaches minimum internal temperature, 12-15 minutes.

  • If using ground pork, follow same instructions as beef in Steps 1, 2, and 3, baking covered, 15 minutes. Carefully uncover and bake again until pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 10-12 minutes.

  • If using Impossible burger, follow same instructions as beef in Steps 1, 2, and 3, baking covered, 15 minutes. Carefully uncover and bake again until burger is heated through,10-12 minutes.

  1. 1

    Make the Meatballs

    Turn oven on to 400 degrees. Let preheat, at least 10 minutes.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), 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Form into eight equally-sized meatballs.

  2. 2

    Assemble the Meal

    Combine pasta, red bell peppers, remaining seasoning blend, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in provided tray. Top with meatballs.

    In another mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup water and marinara. Top meatballs with marinara-water mixture.

  3. 3

    Finish the Dish

    Cover with foil and bake in hot oven, 15 minutes.

    Carefully remove from oven and uncover. Top evenly 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!

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