Homemade meatballs baked on top of penne pasta smothered in lots of rich, creamy spinach sauce. This comforting pasta dish is perfect for serving on a special family night or bringing to a potluck or party.
The recipe starts by making the meatballs with ground beef, garlic, parsley, bread crumbs and egg. While they get busy baking halfway there’s time to boil the pasta and make the awesome sauce.
The sauce is made of chicken broth, half & half, spinach (frozen or fresh) and Parmesan cheese on top of the stove where it’s then pureed with a hand blender making the spinach front and center in every bite from the first to the last.
You absolutely-positively must like spinach. A lot. It can’t be avoided, you can’t eat your way around it or pick it out.