Zucchini Meatballs in Tomato-Basil Sauce

Zucchini Meatballs in Tomato-Basil Sauce

Zucchini Meatballs in Tomato-Basil Sauce

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cooking information
prep. time:
25 min
cook time:
30 min
serving information
serves:
6
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 zucchini)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 jar (24 oz.) CLASSICO Organic Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix all ingredients except pasta sauce just until blended.
  3. Shape into 18 (1-inch) meatballs. Place on parchment-covered rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 min. or until meatballs are done (160°F).
  5. Spoon meatballs into large saucepan. Add pasta sauce; stir gently until meatballs are evenly coated with pasta sauce. Bring to boil, stirring frequently; simmer on medium-low heat 10 min., stirring occasionally.
Tips
Serving Suggestion:
Serve over your favorite hot cooked pasta.

Special Extra:
Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. torn fresh parsley.

Nutrition Bonus:
The pasta sauce adds a good source of vitamin A to these delicious, yet low-calorie, meatballs.

Substitute:
Prepare using your favorite variety of CLASSICO Organic Pasta Sauce.