This recipe is a complete throwback to childhood for me. The ingredients so straightforward. Does it make me “un cheffy” to admit how much I enjoy a dish of al dente dry pasta from the box with these meatballs, sauce and cheese? I think if you make your own meatballs, you get a pass on making pasta from scratch. More importantly, the al dente dry pasta here has got that wonderful texture against the tender meatballs. The leftovers will taste even better the next day when the pasta has had time to absorb the sauce and cheese.