Pasta with Vodka Sauce & Nana's Meatballs

These meatballs are out of this world and super easy. You could shake this up this dish with any of your favorite pasta and sauce. It's quick, satisfying, and a crowd pleaser.

Ingredients:
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

Method:
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.

**Nana's Meatballs**
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
2 eggs
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.


Happy Cooking!

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