Thursday, May 14, 2015

Smothered Meatballs and Marinara

I found this recipe for the meatballs and marinara Here
The recipe for the spaghetti was found Here  Jud declared that this was a once a week meal.  I added capers to the spaghetti recipe because I had them.

Ingredients for the Meatballs
1 pound lean ground pork
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup shredded Havarti cheese (or cheese of choice)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt or garlic salt
Remaining ingredients
1 cup marinara
1 cup shredded Havarti cheese (or cheese of choice)
1/4 cup sliced basil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
To make meatballs, combine all ingredients for the meatballs. Roll into small balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and place on a paper towel to drain the grease. Add the marinara to the cast iron skillet, place the meatballs on top of the marinara sauce and top with the shredded cheese. Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. Top with basil.

I only used about 1/2 of the package of spaghetti, but you could certainly use the whole package of spaghetti. It was delicious. 

Ingredients for the Pasta


  1. Put a skillet over medium heat. Drop in the butter, zest, lemon juice and garlic.
  2. Melt, blend and stir all the ingredients together.
  3. Toss with pasta and serve

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