Penne Meatball Ricotta Kale Bake

A quick meal, Penne Meatball Ricotta Kale Bake is a must for your family to try. If you are looking for a good meal to freeze, this is it!

A quick meal, Penne Meatball Ricotta Kale Bake is a must for your family to try. If you are looking for a good meal to freeze, this is it!Nothing is easier for a quick family meal that everyone will love than Penne Meatball Ricotta Kale Bake. This is one of those recipes you can just throw together. When I make Penne Meatball Ricotta Kale Bake, I usually make two baking dishes full – one for now and one to freeze. This freezes nicely, and I make it quite often when making meals for friends or family.

For the meatballs, you can make them fresh or get frozen ones. I love a good chicken meatball with Italian seasoning. Now if you are not a big fan of kale you can use spinach as well or a mixture of both. My family loves them both in this recipe, so I change it up from time to time. And again, with the sauce you can make your own or buy your favorite jar flavor. My local grocery store makes a really nice organic garlic lover’s sauce.

Penne Meatball Ricotta Kale Bake

Yield: This recipe made 4 meals for my family of 4.

Penne Meatball Ricotta Kale Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 lb of cooked meatballs
  • 13.2 oz cooked penne pasta (basically a normal-sized whole box)
  • 2, 25 oz jars of sauce of your choice, or 50 oz of sauce homemade
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 16 oz shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 3 c fresh kale or spinach or combination (usually buy a pre-washed bag to save prep time)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉
  2. After preparing the meatballs and pasta, mix half the sauce with the meatballs and pasta.
  3. Split the mixture between the two large baking dishes. Keep back a handful of mozzarella to sprinkle on top, but mix in the mozzarella and kale in the two baking dishes.
  4. Mix together the other half of sauce and ricotta cheese. Place dollops of the mixture on the two baking dishes full of pasta, cheese, kale and meatballs.
  5. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella.
  6. If freezing, let cool before covering and placing in the freezer.
  7. To reheat, let thaw completely and then bake in oven until heated through.
  8. Cover loosely and bake for 20-30 minutes until warmed through.
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