Veggie Farfalle with Mediterranean Meatballs

We put "farfalle" right in the name because we like how this pasta shape holds pockets of the silky sauce, but any pasta shape in your pantry will work.

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


  • 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 green beans, trimmed

  • 8 ounce cremini mushrooms, quartered

  • 4 tablespoon olive oil

  • 8 ounce farfalle pasta, dried


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line one 15x10-inch baking pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl combine egg, panko, 4 tablespoons tomatoes, 3 tablespoons Parmesan, the garlic, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper. Add chicken and mix well. Shape into 25 meatballs. Place in pan with green beans and mushrooms. Drizzle vegetables with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season to taste. 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 cooking liquid. Return pasta to pot. Add meatballs, vegetables, remaining Parmesan and tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and enough cooking liquid to moisten. If desired, finish with a drizzle of olive oil, additional Parmesan, and/or fresh basil. Serves 4.

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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