Pasta and Meatball Nests
(Serves 3)Cook pasta in boiling water 5 minutes. Drain.
4 ounce whole wheat angel hair pasta
Divide pasta among 6 muffin tins.
Top each with 1/2 teaspoon grated Parmesan.
Bake in 400 F. oven for 3 minutes.
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
Mix beef, garlic powder, seasoning, wheat germ and egg. Divide in 6. Make 6 flattened meatballs and place over pasta in tins.
6 ounce ground beef
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoon wheat germ
Top each with diced tomatoes, reserving some for garnish.
1 cup petite diced tomatoes, no added salt, canned and drained
Divide cheese among tins. Bake for 20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
3 ounce mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
Garnish with reserved tomato and fresh basil.