Stello's Homemade Meatballs and Rigatoni


Pasta and meatballs is about as traditional of an Italian Dish as they come. You would think that this combination would be easy for most to master, but sadly many miss the mark when it comes to preparing this eclectic dish. Improperly cooked noodles, runny sauce, or bland meatballs can turn a classic dish into an easily forgettable one. At Stello Foods, we take pride in our Italian Dinners and hope that you enjoy this generational recipe that is a mainstay in our weekly dinner rotation.


1 Pound of Ground Beef

3 Tablespoons Romano Cheese

2 Tablespoons Parsley Flakes

¾ Cup Italian Breadcrumbs

1 Clove Garlic – Chopped

¼ Cup Water

2 Eggs

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Combine ingredients, form into balls on a cookie sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.


1 Pound of Stello’s Bronze Cut Rigatoni Pasta. Note that these are a premium cut noodle and require 20-30 minutes of cooking time to reach al dente. Although it is a longer cooking time for the noodle, bronze cut pasta from Italy provides a very unique flavor and texture to make a gourmet dish.


Normally, this would be the hardest step of the recipe. A good pasta sauce takes time, patience, fresh ingredients, and a special blend of herbs and spices. We have taken the guess work out of this step and offer you dozens of options for sauces. On this particular night, we chose to use Stello’s Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, which offers a fresh red pepper flavor combined with a rich and robust tomato finish that creates a homemade experience that everyone will love. With so many sauce options, you can try other flavors to create your own custom culinary experience based on your flavor preferences. We would love to hear which sauce is your favorite to use.


Although not required, we also added some Rosie Ringers on top of our dish to give a little extra flavor and texture.