Veggie Farfalle with Mediterranean Meatballs

Make it a Greek-inspired pasta night with some delicious homemade chicken meatballs and veggies served over a bed of pasta.

Veggie Farfalle with Mediterranean Meatballs
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup panko

  • 6 tablespoon oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained and chopped

  • 5 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • 8 ounce trimmed fresh green beans

  • 8 ounce cremini mushrooms, quartered

  • 4 tablespoon olive oil

  • 8 ounce dried farfalle pasta

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line two 15x10-inch baking pans with parchment paper. In a large bowl combine egg, panko, 1/4 cup tomatoes, 3 tablespoons of the Parmesan, garlic, salt, and ground black pepper. Add chicken and mix well. Shape into 25 meatballs. Place in prepared pan with green beans and mushrooms. Drizzle vegetables with 2 tablespoons oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until meatballs are done (165°F) and vegetables are crisp-tender.

  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Return pasta to pot. Add meatballs and vegetables. Add 2 tablespoons Parmesan, 2 tablespoons oil, remaining 2 tablespoons tomatoes, and enough pasta water to moisten. If desired, finish with a drizzle of olive oil, additional Parmesan, and/or fresh basil leaves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

603 Calories
28g Fat
55g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 603
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 539mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Potassium 1290mg 27%
Folate, total 178.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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