Pasta with Vodka Sauce & Nana's Meatballs
1 lb ribbon pasta
**6 Nana's Meatballs (freeze the other 6 before you cook them or after you brown them)
2 jars of your favorite Vodka Sauce (OR make your own...recipe from foodnetwork.com HERE.)
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook pasta according to package directions. Prepare Nana's Meatballs and simmer in sauce over medium heat until cooked through (about 20 -30 minutes). Combine pasta & sauce w/ meatballs and pour into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with shredded cheese. Bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes until cheese is melted and sauce starts to bubble. Serve topped with fresh basil.
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
3 oz Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
2 T parsley flakes
salt & pepper to taste (I used about 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper)
3/4 tsp garlic powder.
Mix all ingredients together with hands in large bowl until thoroughly combined. Form into balls (makes about 12). Brown meatballs in batches and then simmer in sauce.