Penne Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Chicken Meatballs

It has been awhile since I posted. This month has been hectic with my daughter going back to school and then having to stay home for over a week due to fever, cold, and difficulty managing her asthma symptoms. Thankfully the asthma is under control now, and she is happily back at school, which means I have a lot of time to catch up on posts that I have been meaning to write-up.

This is what I made for dinner last night. My daughter who is finally getting her appetite back, asked for pasta and meatballs. I had a box of PC Organics Penne Pasta at home, and a container full of tomato sauce in the freezer, from last month. I used this recipe (with the addition of kale) to make the tomato sauce and this recipe for the chicken meatballs. The fresh basil leaves added a lovely pop of colour and a wonderful aroma!

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Penne Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Chicken Meatballs

What You’ll Need:

  • PC Organic Penne Pasta (half a box, cooked)
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 20 meatballs, halved
  • 15 small basil leaves
  • a dash of black pepper
  • parmesan cheese for sprinkling

Instructions:

In a large bowl, mix the cooked pasta and the tomato sauce, to coat. Add the meatballs and fresh basil leaves and give it a quick stir. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and parmesan cheese before serving.

I served this beautiful pasta on these Autumn-inspired porcelain plates I found at a recent shopping trip to Winners. The cutlery is from Pottery Barn Kids.

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NOTE:

  • This simple pasta dish is quite filling and so nutritious due to all the vegetables that go into making my special tomato sauce.
  • Leftovers make a great warm lunch to pack in your children’s thermos.

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