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One Pot Pasta and Meatballs

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Months ago I shared an amazing recipe for one pot pasta. It was a life changing dish for me. It was so wonderful to have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes and basically only have one dirty dish. Well, today I have an even more simplified version of the dish for you – One Pot Pasta and Meatballs.

This version uses 5 ingredients and unlike the other dish, it includes meat – more specifically meatballs. Since this dish only uses 5 ingredients, I recommend using quality ingredients. I used both the sauce and meatballs from Sam’s Club. It was a hit with the family. Glad to be able to ad this to my arsenal of recipes and share it with all of you.

One Pot Pasta and Meatballs | realmomkitchen.com

One Pot Pasta and Meatballs | realmomkitchen.com

One Pot Pasta and Meatballs

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  • 2 cup water
  • 1 jar 32 oz jar or 4 cups of pasta sauce (I used Classico Tomato and Basil from Sam's Club)
  • 2 ½ cups uncooked elbow macaroni or rotini pasta
  • 25 frozen cooked Italian-style or regular meatballs 1 inch
  • 1 can 2 1/4 oz sliced ripe olives, drained
  • Grated Parmesan cheese if desired


  • In a stock pot, bring water and pasta sauce to a boil. Stir in macaroni and meatballs.
  • Cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes until pasta is tender. Stir in olives and serve topped with parmesan cheese if desired. Serves 6.
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Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.

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