Pesto Meatballs With Spaghetti

Spaghetti with pesto sauce
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
841 Calories
62g Fat
47g Carbs
26g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 841
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 62g 80%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 899mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 342mg 26%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 659mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This delicious and hearty main dish pasta skillet recipe takes just minutes to put together and serve. You can use Easy Meatballs instead of purchased ones if you'd like. The last time we made this we used chicken meatballs and a frozen green bean and baby carrot combo. If you browse through your grocer's freezer section, you can find lots of interesting vegetable combinations to try.

One of the best things about this recipe is that you can easily keep all of the ingredients on hand so you can make it in minutes instead of going to the drive-through window for burgers or fried chicken strips. And it's so much better for you than fast food!

Serve this easy recipe with a green salad tossed with avocados and drizzled with a creamy ranch dressing. Add some garlic toast for a complete and delicious meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-pound) package frozen cooked meatballs, or your favorite meatball recipe

  • 1 (16-ounce) package spaghetti

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry mix

  • 1 (12-ounce) container refrigerated store-bought pesto

  • 2 cups half-and-half

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Bake the meatballs as directed on the package. Set aside. Cook the spaghetti as directed on the package. Drain and set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, add the oil to a large skillet and cook the bell pepper and onion stir-fry (or any other frozen vegetable combination) as directed on package, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender.

  4. When the veggies are cooked, stir in the meatballs, the cooked and drained spaghetti, the pesto, and the half and half. Cook this mixture over medium heat for a few minutes, stirring constantly, until hot.

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