Pasta and Meatballs for Kids

Pasta and Meatballs for Kids

This tastes just like the canned version, but with more control over ingredients you can be sure of what your child is eating. Make a doubled batch and freeze to have on-hand for lunch when the kids are home for the summer.

Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
Ready In: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Cost Per Serving: 60 cents


    1 pound ground beef or turkey
    1 large egg
    1 slice bread
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 Tablespoons milk
    1 cup small pasta, uncooked
    1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup
    1/4 cup water
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Set slice of bread in a medium bowl and pour milk over it to soften. Add ground meat, salt and egg and combine well.
  2. Form meat mixture into small meatballs - about 1/2 teaspoon each. Drop into boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain well. Set aside with meatballs.
  4. Combine soup, water and Parmesan and heat through. Add pasta and meatballs and serve.
See more recipes from Anne Coleman (aka Short Order Mom).

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