Meatballs can be a meal for me and my family. And, these pesto meatballs and marinara sauce are just that. All you need to do is add maybe a salad, something crunchy! Here’s what I’d recommend! Bleu cheese coleslaw. OMG! You’re going to love the contrast of flavors. Especially, the cheeses. The tart bite of bleu and the creamy sweetness of ricotta!
Making these pesto meatballs and marinara sauce is just so so easy. Go ahead and buy your pesto premade. I love the Costco brand. It’s got freshness and depths of flavor that are outstanding. It’s imported. And, 100% Genovese Italian basil is used in it. You will not be disappointed!
Now there are only a few ingredients in these meatballs making them very easy to make when you come home from work. Of course, you can make them ahead of time, refrigerate then cook when you get home. They also freeze well when you store them in air tight glass containers.
The last thing about these meatballs. You have to get a really GOOD brand of marinara sauce. Don’t skimp on this. It will round out all the flavors and make the entire meal simply like you’re dining in a small Italian village. Again, Costco has both their Kirkland brand organic marinara and I tried with this recipe the Victoria White Linen Marinara that’s made especially for Costco. Yep, it was good, real good! When you add these meatballs and let those flavors permeate the sauce as it simmers, this sauce gets even better!