Recipe for Saucy Macaroni & Potato Meatballs made with small potatoes

Saucy Macaroni & Potato Meatballs

Learn how to cook red potatoes with one of our quick potato recipes. There's only 5 minutes of prep for this healthier spin on pasta and meatballs.
Recipe Courtesy of: Lisa Golden Schroeder, cookbook author, editor and blogger at Foodesigns
Prep5 minutes
Cook25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Dinner
Variety Fav(s) Honey Gold®, Ruby Sensation®
Cook Type Stove Top
Dish Type Comfort
Quick, Easy, Convenient 1-Dish Meals, 30 Minutes or Less, 7 Ingredients or Less
Season Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Bite Size 1-Bite, 2-Bite


  • 16 oz. Tasteful Selections® 1-Bite or 2-Bite potatoes, halved
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 8 oz. uncooked macaroni or wagon wheel pasta
  • 8 oz. bulk sweet italian sausage
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded
  • c. marinara sauce
  • Grated Parmesan and chopped flat-leaf parsley, as desired


  • Place the potatoes in a large pot; cover with water and add salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in the pasta; continue cooking for about 10 minutes longer or until the potatoes and pasta are tender. Drain and return to the pot.
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Recipe Tips

For a kid-friendly, nutritious noodle bowl, leave 1-Bite potatoes whole for truly realistic “pretend” meatballs and stir in other shredded vegetables, like carrots or kale, with the zucchini to boost the good-for-you quotient.