Bucatini is a long, spaghetti-like pasta with a hole through the center. It also happens to be the perfect pasta shape for a delicious, Italian-inspired pasta pie. This pie is created entirely with bucatini noodles held together by little more than melted cheese — so what's not to like? Paired with handmade mini meatballs, it makes for a hearty, filling Italian meal.
The recipe below is divided into two sections: the pasta pie and the mini meatballs. Tips: Prepare your bucatini, fresh or dried, according to the packaging before getting started. To avoid tough, rubbery meatballs, don't over mix the ground beef.