Farfalle Meatball Bites

I'd been obsessed with this recipe since I'd seen it on Pinterest, and for my Pasta Party, I was determined to make it! 

Guests were greeted with "Farfalle Bites": mini dime-size meatballs, a basil leaf, and a farfalle bow on a toothpick.


  • 1 box of Farfalle pasta
  • 1 pound of beef
  • 1/2 pound of veal 
  • Salt
  • Basil
  • Toothpicks
  • Tomato Sauce


To make meatballs: I combined 1 part pork, 2 parts beef, and a generous pinch of salt. Then, I rolled the meatballs into little dime-size balls and baked them in the oven at 400 degrees Farenheit for 10 minutes.  

To make the farfalle: I boiled pasta following the box's instructions. 

Assembly: I combined a farfalle pasta bow with 1 basil leaf and 1 meatball on a toothpick. On each serving tray, we placed 8 farfalle bites with my housemade tomato sauce for guests to dip. We warmed each platter in the microwave for 10 seconds as we cycled through each tray. 

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