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Published September 05, 2009, 12:00 AM

CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Ready-Made Ravioli with Meatballs

Are you looking for a hassle-free back-to-school recipe?

By: Herald Staff Report,

Are you looking for a hassle-free back-to-school recipe? The following can be prepared in less than 10 minutes and requires less than 10 ingredients (most of which you probably already have).

Ready-Made Ravioli with Meatballs

1 pound ground turkey

1 large egg

¼ cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce

1 16-ounce package frozen Mrs. T’s Pierogies

1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

¼ cup grated Parmesan

Combine ground turkey, egg, breadcrumbs and salt in large bowl; stir until mixture is well combined. Shape mixture into 1½-inch-round meatballs.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook half of meatballs at a time until well-browned, turning frequently; repeat with remaining oil and meatballs. Add sauce; over high heat, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.

Meanwhile, boil pierogies as package directs. Drain.

Toss pierogies with meatballs and sauce. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with grated Parmesan.

Yield: Serves 4.

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