It’s Italian night in your household, and all you can think about are cheese-covered meatballs dripping with garlicky spaghetti sauce. The bad news: Your favorite family meatball recipe might add in one too many spoonful’s of cheese and call for a few too many cups of pasta. The good news: That doesn’t mean you have to ignore your Italian cravings completely—in fact, our team of recipe developers have created a mouthwatering Pasta and Meatball Skewers recipe that packs in the flavor with a little help from our ready-to-go Nutrisystem® Meatballs in Marinara Sauce!
This delicious Italian recipe is about to become a dinner favorite. And even better? It’s super easy to make! Grab a packet of Nutrisystem® Meatballs in Marinara Sauce and cook according to package directions. Once meatballs and penne pasta are cooked, simply begin sliding one of each ingredients onto each of the skewers—including the mozzarella pearls, spinach leaves and cherry tomatoes. Enjoy all four skewers as a hearty meal or double the ingredients to share.
Clocking in at just 323 calories, these Pasta and Meatball Skewers are about to become your diet-friendly go-to. Counting as one Nutrisystem Dinner Entrée, one PowerFuel and one Vegetable, this easy-to-make recipe fits perfectly into your Nutrisystem meal plan. Just be sure to log each serving in the NuMi app to ensure you’re staying on track with your weight loss goals. You can easily log your food right here in the NuMi app >
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Calories per Serving: 323
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 Nutrisystem Dinner Entrée, 1 PowerFuel and 1 Vegetable
- 1 packet Nutrisystem® Meatballs in Marinara Sauce or your favorite meatball recipe
- ½ cup whole wheat penne pasta, cooked
- 1 oz. mozzarella pearls
- Handful of spinach
- Handful of cherry tomatoes
- 4 skewers
- Heat meatballs according to package directions.
- Slide the ingredients above onto the skewers in any order.