I’m proud to live in the great state of Texas. And there are a few things Texans are particularly passionate about including big hair, a firm handshake, friendly neighbors, and Friday Night Lights! Football is a game woven into the very heart of the average Texan. And that’s why I love this Pasta with Football shaped Meatballs recipe that I’m bringing to you courtesy of Skinner® Pasta!
Pasta with Football Meatballs is wonderfully hearty and even better – it will put a smile on the face of everyone you serve it to…
This recipe starts with a really good tasting pasta. I used Skinner® Linguine pasta and it’s perfect for this Texas loving dish, since Skinner® is the #1 pasta in the friendly state of Texas! And what’s even better – Skinner® Pasta is enriched and has earned Non-GMO Project Verification on its most popular pasta products. That is so important to my family.
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Once you have chosen your shape of pasta and your water is starting to heat up, you are ready to make some meatball footballs! Here is what you will need for my meatball recipe…
~ Football Meatball Ingredients ~
- 1/2 lb ground beef
- 1/2 lb ground pork
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup of milk
- 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons parsley (fresh or dried)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- String Cheese
~ Football Meatball Directions ~
- Mix all ingredients, except for string cheese in a large bowl.
- Use your hands to incorporate all ingredients until well mixed.
- Roll meatballs to about the size of a golf ball, then flatten into a diamond shape.
- They will soften into a football oval as they cook. So start them out as a sharp diamond first. Brown well.
- While Football Meatballs are still hot, cut up your string cheese into thin strips.
- Place string cheese into a football laces pattern
This dish is the perfect meal for watching the big game on the TV, or for serving before the kids go to football practice! You can use any sauce with it, although I’m partial to the classic marinara. The Skinner pasta does a great job of enrobing itself in the sauce, carrying it straight to your mouth with each bite!
And who can keep a straight face when they are biting into a meatball football? No one I know! Pasta with Football Meatballs is a Touchdown every time.
And Go Team!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Skinner® Pasta.