Penne with Chicken Meatballs and Mozzarella

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Barilla. All opinions are my own.

Penne with Chicken Meatballs and Mozzarella is a deliciously simple pasta dish that’s ready in no time. Loaded with flavors, your family will love it.

Penne with Chicken Meatballs and Mozzarella is a deliciously simple pasta dish that's ready in no time. Loaded with flavors, your family will love it.

Easy meals are always welcome around my kitchen! With school schedules back in full force I don’t have time for complicated recipes. I need meals that will get me in and out of both the grocery store and the kitchen and will be devoured by my family.

Penne with Chicken Meatballs and Mozzarella is a deliciously simple pasta dish that's ready in no time. Loaded with flavors, your family will love it.

Recently I made a dish that was so simple but yet delivered amazing flavors that I just can’t wait to share it with you. I stopped into my local Walmart and headed to the pasta aisle, Barilla is a favorite around here so both Barilla pasta and sauce were the beginnings of this great dish.

Penne with Chicken Meatballs and Mozzarella is a deliciously simple pasta dish that's ready in no time. Loaded with flavors, your family will love it.

Barilla Tomato Basil Sauce is made from simple ingredients and is preservative free. Also it is gluten-free and made with non-GMO ingredients. Barilla Penne pasta is always a pantry staple for me. The shape is ideal for saucy dishes and with a low Glycemic Index it keeps you fuller, longer.

I simply added in some chicken meatballs from the meat department, frozen spinach that I thawed and some fresh mozzarella (I used the pearl size). Combined with Barilla Tomato Basil Sauce and Barilla Penne this dish was out of this world fantastic.

Penne with Chicken Meatballs and Mozzarella is a deliciously simple pasta dish that's ready in no time. Loaded with flavors, your family will love it.
Did you know that Barilla is part of the No Kid’s Hungry partnership? The No Kid Hungry organization is a national non-profit organization that focuses on connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending child hunger a national priority.

Staggering statistics to consider:  25 % of households with children living in large cities are food-insecure. And nearly one in six children in America lives in households that struggle to put food on the table. Every $10 donated can provide up to 100 meals for a child who is still facing hunger.

Helping is easy! Do you know how?

For every box of Barilla Blue Box pasta purchase at Walmart between 8/10/2017 – 10/31/2017, Barilla will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry, up to $50,000. That’s enough to provide 500,000 meals to kids in need. Learn more at nokidhungry.org/onedollar.

Penne with Chicken Meatballs and Mozzarella is a deliciously simple pasta dish that's ready in no time. Loaded with flavors, your family will love it.

Penne with Chicken Meatballs and Mozzarella

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Penne with Chicken Meatballs and Mozzarella

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz pkg Barilla Penne (cooked according to package directions)
  • 1 24 oz jar Barilla Tomato Basil sauce
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 12 oz pkg chicken & mozzarella meatballs
  • 1 10 oz pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed & drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 oz fresh Mozzarella, cut into 1/2" pieces or use Pearls
  • OPTIONAL: Top with chopped parsley & shredded parmesan if desired.

Instructions

  1. Cook Barilla Penne according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In large non-stick skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add in chicken meatballs and cook thoroughly turning often to brown all sides.
  3. Add spinach and water to pan along with meatballs. Turn heat off.
  4. Pour cooked pasta into pan along with Barilla Tomato Basil Sauce. Stir thoroughly.
  5. Add Mozzarella on top as well as chopped parsley & shredded parmesan if desired.
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Penne with Chicken Meatballs and Mozzarella is a deliciously simple pasta dish that's ready in no time. Loaded with flavors, your family will love it.

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Comments

  1. Your Penne Chicken Meatballs looks delicious and is perfect for a midweek meal for the family. I love supporting companies that give back and the No Kids Hungry is a great organization.

  2. I haven’t made chicken meatballs in a long time. Well I know what I will be doing and what will be made for supper Thursday night. Tonight is already planned out.

  3. I have not had chicken meatballs in forever and a day, this is such a delicious looking recipe. I have to go pick up some items to make this too

  4. I need to make this soon! My family LOVES their pasta, so this will make a delicious dinner. I love that there’s mozzarella balls. I love them!

  5. Chicken meatballs with a great idea! I am never even attempted to make chicken meatballs. I need to try this! It looks delicious.

  6. Oh my goodness! This looks so good. I’m going to have to try this one day. I love pasta!

  7. Yes, yes 100 times yes! How absolutely amazing does this sound! It is like my perfect meal to be honest with you – I will definitely be giving it a try.

  8. Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds delicious. I have never made chicken meatballs before.

  9. Chicken meatballs sound yummy! I’m always on the lookout for creative recipes using ground chicken and this looks delicious.

  10. We are obsessed with Barilla in this house. We love the flavors of their sauces. Delish!

  11. I love pasta. I could eat it for every meal! This pasta with chicken meatballs and mozzarella looks awesome.

  12. Claudia Krusch says:

    Penne with Chicken Meatballs and Mozzarella looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to add it to my meal plan for next week. I love to use Barilla Tomato Basil Sauce in my recipes.

  13. Ooh this is my kind of pasta dish. The meatballs and mozzarella sound great and I’ve always been happy with Barilla pastas and sauces.

  14. This looks amazing! I am always looking for new ways to cook chicken.

  15. Victoria Heckstall says:

    This Penne chicken meatballs mozzarella looks so tasty and delicious. It’s easy and quick to do. My love ones will definitely love this kind of recipe.

  16. We are huge fans of Barilla pasta, actually, it’s the only pasta we use. Have to try their sauces, though. We love pasta and meatballs, so have to add your recipe to our menu asap!

  17. Thiis looks tasty, a kind of dish my kids and husband love. You gave me an idea of what to make for dinner tonight, thanks.

  18. Looks amazing and tasty! My kids love pasta and meatballs, what a great combo!

  19. Always looking for flavorful, easy dishes. This looks like it fits the bill.

  20. I love penne pasta!! This looks great!!!

  21. This looks delicious! Love easy dinner ideas!

  22. Those Chicken Meatballs sound absolutely perfect!

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