Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Meatballs and Pasta Skillet

This is a tasty and easy alternative to spaghetti and meatballs. The kids loved it, but that was a given, I can't remember the last time they didn't enjoy a pasta dish.

Meatballs and Pasta Skillet

2 cups or 8 oz penne pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 lb. frozen Italian meatballs (I really like the Armour brand)
1 (24 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup shredded parmesan

Prepare pasta according to package directions.

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add pepper and onions and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir in meatballs and spaghetti sauce. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until meatballs are hot.

Drain pasta. Stir into meatball mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cook for 5 minutes. Top with mozzarella and serve.

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