One Pan Meatballs and Pasta Skillet

A one skillet meal that is quick and easy!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5
354 kcal


For the Meatballs

  • 1 pound lean ground beef ground chicken or ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup white onion minced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Sauce

  • 1/2 cup onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1.5 cups Ditalini pasta - Any small pasta would work like elbow or small shells
  • 2 cups beef broth - chicken stock in a pinch
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella


  1. In a medium size bowl, combine all meatball ingredients.
  2. Shape into 1 inch balls.
  3. Either bake on a foil lined baking sheet at 375 for 15 minutes or brown in your skillet.
  4. Set meatballs aside.
  5. In large skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, onion and garlic. Saute until onion is soft.
  6. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil and oregano.
  7. Taste for salt. Depending on salt content of your tomato products this will vary.
  8. Cook for about 5 minutes until simmering.
  9. Add broth and pasta.
  10. Cover and cook about 10 minutes, stirring on occasion until pasta is tender.
  11. Add meatballs and continue to simmer for another 5 minutes or until meatballs are cooked all the way through.
  12. Top with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella.
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Meatballs and Pasta Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 1465mg61%
Potassium 949mg27%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 660IU13%
Vitamin C 17.2mg21%
Calcium 213mg21%
Iron 5.5mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.