Before we begin, how hungry are you currently? Of course, this Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole can be baked as a meal prep plan for the week, to share at a large gathering, and most importantly; with your hungry family.
First off, we live for simple recipes to make your daily life easier. We know how crucial your time is that you are able to spend with your loved ones; in fact, we want you to be able to spend as much time out of the kitchen as possible.
Secondly, your Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole includes just 7 ingredients that complement each other extremely well.
Meanwhile, your flavor doesn’t reflect that at all. Taking your first bite will then transcend you to your favorite local Italian restaurant with the authentic-style flavor of the tangy, and acidic tomato sauce, creamy and smooth mozzarella cheese, and perfectly cooked ground beef meatballs that make up the base layer of your casserole.
Lastly, this recipe has only FOUR STEPS! Yep, you in fact did read that correctly. The title doesn’t lie folks, we made this Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole as easy as possible for you to enjoy.
While my quick and easy recipe is baking, can you provide me with side options to serve?
Well, you have plenty of time and plenty of options to whip up. We highly recommend some Italian side dish favorites; which include delicious garlic bread, a refreshing side salad, or even some fresh steamed vegetables if you want something to soak up that extra sauce. In conclusion, no matter how you serve your Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole; make sure to take your time to savor it :-).
Here is the list of ingredients
1 bag of frozen meatballs defrosted
1 Jar marinara or spaghetti sauce
3 cups of water
1 Box Bowtie pasta
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 ½ C. Mozzarella cheese
¼ C. Parmesan cheese grated
Step-by-step instructions on how to put your casserole together
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Add the meatballs, a jar of sauce, water, pasta and Italian seasoning to a high-sided oven-proof pot or skillet. Stir to combine.
Bake covered for 35 minutes.
Top with cheeses and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
How simple was that?
We hope you enjoy!
Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole
- 1 Bag frozen meatballs defrosted
- 1 Jar marinara or spaghetti sauce
- 3 Cups of water
- 1 Box Bowtie pasta
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 1 ½ C. Mozzarella cheese
- ¼ C. Parmesan cheese grated
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Add the meatballs, a jar of sauce, water, pasta and Italian seasoning to a high-sided oven-proof pot or skillet. Stir to combine.
- Bake covered for 35 minutes.
- Top with cheeses and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.