Friday, June 12, 2020

Meatball Parmesan

A fun way to change up spaghetti night and parm it up!

I can no longer look at parmesan the same after watching The Goldbergs. Parming is Beverly Goldberg's thing. I don't think she's wrong there, Parms are awesome and I was excited to try meatball parmesan. This is a fairly simple recipe. I personally used to put off recipes with meatballs, but they really aren't so much of a hassle if you bake them. You could even premake your meatballs for this recipe for it to be even quicker to make, but it really isn't too bad altogether. I typically end up doing dishes while dinner is cooking, so it works out in my favor :)

What you need:
For the meatballs:
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced finely
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmigiano reggiano
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. dried or fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the parm:
  • 2 cups marinara
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmigiano reggiano
  • Cooked pasta of your choosing (we went with thin spaghetti)
  1. For the meatballs: Mix all ingredients together and form into meatballs. Place onto a foil-lined baking sheet.
  2. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. For the parm: In an oven-safe skillet, spread marinara sauce onto the bottom. Top with cooked meatballs and sprinkle with cheeses.
  4. Bake in oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese has melted and turned golden brown.
  5. Serve meatball parm on cooked pasta topped with additional parsley or basil if desired.
Recipe from Closet Cooking

One of my all-time favorite spaghetti recipes is this Bacon Cheeseburger Spaghetti - it's another great variation on classic spaghetti. A different kind of parm that looks out of this world is this Pork Parmesan with Homemade Marinara from Lemons for Lulu.

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