Carando meatballs are ready to cook, making them a convenient and delicious way to prepare an Italian meal for the family.
While oven baking is the most common recommendation, you can cook them on the stovetop or add them to your favorite pasta sauce and cook them in the slow cooker.
Keep in mind that the meatballs are not precooked and must reach an internal temperature of at least 165F degrees regardless of the method of cooking.
How do you make Carando mozzarella Rustica Italian-style meatballs?
Carando Mozzarella Rustica Italian Style meatballs can be cooked on the stovetop, baked in the oven (like Banquet Salisbury steak), or cooked in your favorite pasta or marinara sauce.
How to Cook Carando Mozzarella Rustica Italian Style Meatballs on the Stovetop
- Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of oil into a frying pan and heat on medium heat.
- Place the frozen meatballs in the pan, so there is space between the meatballs
- Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, turning the meatballs frequently.
- Check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer and continue cooking until it reaches 165 degrees and the meatballs are browned.
- Add the cooked meatballs to your favorite sauce and serve over rice or pasta or use them in a sub sandwich for a hearty Italian meal.
How to Cook Carando Mozzarella Rustica Italian Style Meatballs in the Oven
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Spray the foil lightly with vegetable oil to prevent the meatballs from sticking to the foil.
- Place the meatballs in a single layer leaving an inch between the meatballs.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Turn the meatballs and bake for an additional 13 to 17 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
- Use baked meatballs in sauces and sandwiches or enjoy them straight from the oven as a hearty snack.
How to Cook Carando Mozzarella Rustica Italian Style Meatballs in Sauce
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Pour the sauce into a casserole dish.
- Mix the frozen meatballs into the sauce and cover them.
- Place the meatballs and sauce in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove the cover and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly and the meatballs have an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
- Serve over your favorite pasta or rice.
How to Cook Carando Mozzarella Rustica Italian Style Meatballs in the Slow Cooker
- Add your favorite sauce to the slow cooker.
- Mix in the frozen meatballs and stir to cover them completely.
- Cook for 2 ½ hours on high or 4 hours on low.
What kind of meat are Carando Meatballs?
Carando meatballs are authentic Italian meatballs made from pork and seasoned with Parmesan, Mozzarella, or Romano Cheese, depending on the variety.
Each version of meatball also contains its own combination of spices and flavorings that give them their unique flavor.
Are Carando Meatballs beef?
Carando meatballs come in three varieties: Abruzzese Italian Style, Mozzarella Rustica Italian Style, and Spicy Italian Style. All are made from pork and do not contain beef.
Each variety has its own flavor combination along with Parmesan, Mozzarella, or Romano Cheese.
Are Carando meatballs frozen?
Carando meatballs can be found in the frozen food aisle in your local grocery store. They are packaged in a tray that holds 12 meatballs and serves four people. Unused portions must be refrigerated or refrozen to preserve freshness.
Frozen Carando meatballs do not need to be thawed before cooking. Follow the instruction above to ensure the meatballs a fully cooked.
Fresh, unfrozen Carando meatballs can be found in the meat aisle, depending on your location. Some grocery outlets carry both frozen and fresh Carando meatballs, while others only carry frozen meatballs.
Is Carando Abruzzese Recipe Italian Style Meatballs gluten-free?
A Carando Abruzzese meatball contain pork, Parmesan and Romano Cheese, salt, parsley, and other seasonings. They do not contain fillers.
Carando Abruzzese meatballs are non-GMO and gluten-free, making them ideal for those who seek gluten-free alternatives.
How much sugar is in Carando Abruzzese Recipe for Italian Style Meatballs?
Carando Abruzzese meatballs contain 2g of carbohydrates and 0g of sugar. They also have 27 g of saturated fat and 710mg of salt.
While they are ideal for those who must restrict carbohydrates, their fat content may be a concern for those restricted to a low-fat diet.
Why are they called Abruzzese Meatballs?
Abruzzese refers to the flavors, methods of food preparation, food dishes, liqueurs and wine, and food products hailing from the Abruzzese region of Italy.
In the case of sausage and meatballs, it describes the flavor and texture of the pork that has been cured with chili peppers and smoke. It also describes the selection of spices and seasonings used to flavor the meatballs or sausage.
Carando Abruzzese meatballs contain select pieces of pork, Parmesan and Romano cheese, salt, parsley, and other natural flavorings. They do not contain fillers and are both non-GMO and gluten-free.
Customers report that the Carando Abruzzese meatballs have authentic Italian flavor (think in the tradition of mortadella, soppressata, salami, bresaola, etc) and make a quick and easy meal.
Which type of Carando meatballs is best for pasta sauces?
Choosing the type of Carando meatballs for your pasta sauce should be based on your family’s flavor preferences, as each style offers a unique flavor sensation.
Carando Spicy Sicilian Meatballs
These meatballs offer the texture and flavor of a classic meatball but have a definite spicy kick. They are ideal for those who prefer intense flavors and enjoy added spices.
They contain 26g of fat, 5g of carbs, and 2g of sugar.
Customers report the meatballs are spicy, firm, and hold up well to simmering in pasta sauce.
Mozzarella Rustica Italian Style Meatballs
These meatballs are made from select cuts of pork, Mozzarella cheese, cream, potatoes, salt, parsley, paprika, and other natural flavorings. They contain 23 g of fat, 6 g of carbs, and 1 g of sugar.
Customers report these meatballs to have a homemade texture with robust seasonings that complement the cheese.
Abruzzese Italian Style Meatballs
Abruzzese Italian Style meatballs are made with select cuts of pork, Parmesan and Romano cheese, salt parsley, and other natural flavorings. They contain 27 g of fat, 2 g of carbs, and 0 g of sugar.
Customers report these meatballs are hearty with a robust Italian herb flavor that enriches the whole batch of pasta sauce.
With a variety to choose from, there is a Carando meatball to meet your family’s individual preferences for taste. These meatballs are quick and easy to cook and can be used in a variety of ways, from pasta dishes to snacks straight from the oven. Whether you choose to cook them on the stovetop or in the oven, Carando meatballs cook up firm and tasty.