Monday, January 11, 2016

Simple Italian Wedding Soup Pasta Bake


I'm a huge lover of soups and Italian food, so it's no surprise that Italian Wedding Soup is one of my all time favorite recipes. However, my kids are not such big fans of soup, so I took the same flavor from the soup and turned it into a pasta bake, something I knew my kids would eat. And the best part is, the onions and carrots are caramelized so the kids can't taste them! It's a simple, yet delicious pasta dish that tastes great reheated {if frozen}.


What you need:
  • 1 box Conchiglie {small shell} pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 16 Italian style meatballs {fresh or frozen}
  • 1.5 cup chopped onion
  • 1.5 cup grated carrot 
  • 1 jar tomato and basil pasta sauce
  • 3 cups grated Mozzarella cheese 
What you'll do:
  • Cook pasta according to directions, set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil and cook meatballs, chopped onion and grated carrots over medium heat, until onions are caramelized and meatballs are browned.
  • Remove meatball veggie mix from heat and stir into pasta.
  • Stir in pasta sauce and mix well.
  • Pour pasta into glass baking/casserole dish and cover with Mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 25 minutes, then remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes. I like my cheese extra cooked, so I broiled on high for 2 minutes. 




31 comments:

  1. What a great adaptation. It satisfies both meat and vegetable lovers.

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  2. Delicious and hearty pasta bake! I love Italian wedding soup and turning it into pasta is such a great idea.

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  3. Oh wow such a nice twist on Italian Wedding soup! Looks delicious too!

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  4. Mmm, meatballs and pasta :D So clever to make this into a pasta bake!

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  5. this looks amazing. i love Italian wedding soup, but what a great way to incorporate it into a bake! yum!

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    1. Right? I love the soup and this pasta is delish! Thank you!

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  6. It's great you've found a way to incorporate the flavors of Italian Wedding Soup into a pasta bake!
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  7. The cheesy goodness looks delish!

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  8. What a great idea! This sounds so tasty!

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  9. amazing idea!! I make wedding soup all the time. Everyone in my house LOVES it. I think this recipe would be a hit! Bookmarking for sure. Thanks so much for the idea.

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  10. Oh yum! This looks delicious! #SmallVictories

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  11. This sounds fanTASTIC! And a great belly warming meal!

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  12. What a great spin on Wedding Soup! I was looking for some dinner inspiration for later this week, and I'm pretty sure I already have everything on hand for this. Can't wait to try it!

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  13. oh, I'm hungry now! Thanks for sharing on the "What's for Dinner" linky!

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  14. This loooook soooo good!! Love that you got all of those veggies in there too!!

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  15. This looks delicious and simple all at once- my favorite combination!

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  16. I love this recipe and the options it offers

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  17. This looks delicious and I can't wait to try it! great pictures!

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  18. totally pinning - this looks incredible!

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  19. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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  20. I love a good pasta bake! Thanks for sharing on the Creative K. Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.

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  21. Yummy! This looks like such a comforting meal that would be perfect on a day like today when it's raining!

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  22. Definitely pinning! Sounds sooo yummy!

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  23. I looks festive indeed and I bet it's super yum, Ashleigh :).

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