Mozzarella Meatballs and Ziti

One way to get the whole family rushing to the dinner table is to serve up plates of these cheesy-stuffed meatballs and saucy pasta.

What You’ll Need:

1 pound ground beef
3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup water
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 an 8-ounce block mozzarella cheese, cut into 18 (1/2-inch) cubes
2 (26-ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1 pound ziti, cooked according to package directions and kept warm

What To Do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, combine beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, water, egg, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; mix well. Divide mixture into 18 meatballs, then form each meatball around a mozzarella cube, making sure to cover cheese completely. Place on baking sheet.

3. Bake 15 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, in a large pot over medium-low heat, combine sauce and carrots; cook 10 minutes, or until sauce is hot.

5. Add meatballs to sauce, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 10 to 15 minutes, or until meatballs are no longer pink in center. Serve over ziti.

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