This is one of those recipes that saves you when you are in a what-to-make-for-dinner rut or running late and still want to place a home cooked meal on the dinner table. From start to finish, it only takes about 30 minutes. And this is really kid pleasing dish. So what more do you want?! I know the dinner time rush as I come home from work at 5.30 PM every day and going crazy to bring the food on table in 40 minutes. I normally do prep work in the weekends like chopping vegetables, boiling pastas to al-dente and making sauces for pasta. This comes in handy because we all know that boiling water for pasta takes forever!
This dish is very hearty and is a full meal when served with spring green salad.
Here’s how I made it.
Chicken Meatball Parmigiana
2 cups cooked pasta, Penne or Rotini
3 cups marinara sauce
1 lb. frozen meatballs
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Pre heat oven to 400° F.
Mix all the ingredients in an oven proof dish, except cheese.
Sprinkle cheese on top of pasta.
Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes.
Uncover, and bake for 10 more minutes or so until cheese is melted.