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Skewered Pasta and Saucy Meatballs

Skewered Pasta and Saucy Meatballs

prep. time:
25 min
cook time:
8 min
serves:
60

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. angel hair pasta
  • 2 lb. packaged cooked meatballs (1/2 ounce each), heated according to package directions
  • olive oil nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup Classico jarred pesto sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup Classico Riserva Marinara sauce

Directions

  1. Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions.
  2. Spray drained pasta with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 175 F.
  4. Place meatballs on lightly oiled, rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Working with 3 strands, twirl pasta around a skewer. Stick each completed skewer into a meatball. Repeat until all meatballs are skewered.
  6. Spray completed spaghetti-and-meatball skewers with nonstick olive oil spray.
  7. Bake 5 to 7 minutes to “set” pasta.
  8. Meanwhile, choose a large platter for serving. Place pesto in a squeeze bottle with a large opening. Paint the platter, using a simple pattern of stripes or swirls.
  9. Using a teaspoon, make 64 puddles of Classico® Riserva Marinara sauce over pesto pattern.
  10. Place a warmed appetizer on each puddle of sauce.