Surprise your family with these Italian Meatball and Pasta Sticks for dinner one night or perhaps at lunchtime.
Not only are they fun to make, these Pasta Sticks look very appetizing, too. And make no mistake, it is not only about looks !
This makes a wonderful, delicious main meal (lunch or light dinner) with veggies or salads on the side.
Or serve them as appetizers .. whichever way you prefer.
The Italian Meatballs are juicy, and just as delicious on it’s own, thanks to the sauteed Onion and Garlic, as well as the Parmesan Cheese that goes into the Meatballs.
These Pasta Sticks are also great served warm or cold, but it really should not stand for more than a couple of hours or the Pasta might go a bit rubbery – well, not rubbery per se, I’d say a little more chewier, if you know what I mean.
The quantities used to thread onto the sticks are all just an estimate, a balance of Pasta and Meatballs which my family like, therefore if you prefer more Pasta, add more Pasta.
I have made these Italian Meatball and Pasta Sticks with Macaroni and Shell-shaped Pasta before, but it did not come out as great – in fact, it was a bit of a mess, the Macaroni was way too soft and the Shells kept tearing, and just did not look right. The Penne on the other hand, works like a charm!