Puttanesca Meatball Bake

Italian Pasta and Meatball Bake
Puttanesca meatball bake Recipe–Homemade Puttanesca meatball bake–Easy Puttanesca meatball bake
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Ingredients

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1 tbsp Olive oil
24 Meatballs ready-made
2 cloves Garlic finely sliced
pinch Chili flakes dried, optional
2 Anchovy chopped ,optional
2 Courgettes small , coarsely grated
2 tbsp Capers rinsed, drained and roughly chopped
70 g Black olives pitted , halved
500 ml Tomato passata
300 g Penne pasta or other pasta
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated

Nutritional information

438
calories
17g
fat
43g
carbohydrates
25g
protein
6g
sugar
5g
fiber
Ingredients

Puttanesca Meatball Bake

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I always enjoy baked dinners and this Puttanesca Meatball Bake gives all the homey feels that a good dish should serve. Made with Italian pasta, I like penne, but you can use what you prefer, mixed with garlic, anchovies, chili flakes, courgettes, capers, black olives and passata sauce and topped with sprinkles of Parmesan then baked in the oven until oozing and bubbling. 

To make Puttanesca Meatball Bake, you will need the following ingredients:

Puttanesca meatball bake Recipe–Homemade Puttanesca meatball bake–Easy Puttanesca meatball bake

Steps to make Puttanesca Meatball Bake

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5

Preheat oven

Preheat the oven to 355 °F (180 C/160 C fan/gas 4).

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5

Fry meatballs

In a frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and, working in batches, add 24 meatballs. Cook until browned all over then transfer and set aside in a dish.

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1

Cook garlic and chili

In the same pan, using the remaining oil, cook 2 finely sliced cloves of garlic and a pinch of dried chili flakes.

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1

Add anchovies

Add 2 chopped anchovies and cook until almost melted.

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3

Add courgettes

Add 2 grated courgettes and continue cooking until all the liquid has cooked away.

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2

Add sauce ingredients

Add 2 tablespoons of chopped capers, 70 grams of pitted and halved olives and 500 ml of passata sauce. Stir to mix and bring everything to a simmer.

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5

Add meatballs

Add the cooked meatballs to the pan and cook for another 5 minutes. Season to taste.

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10

Cook pasta

Cook 300 g of penne or other pasta according to the package instructions then drain and transfer to a 10-inch ovenproof baking dish.

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3

Prepare bake

Top the pasta with the meatballs and stir to mix everything evenly through. Smooth over the top and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan.

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30

Bake

Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes until browned, crisp and bubbling.

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Serve

Cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

A family favorite, this Puttanesca Meatball Bake will bring all the Italian flavors and love to your home. What are some of your other favorite baked dishes? Let us know and share your ideas with us when you tag us online using our hashtag #cookmerecipes!

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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