Meatball Baked Spaghetti

Everyone loves a nice saucy Pasta Bake recipe! This meatball casserole is made with homemade meatballs (or frozen if you’re in a rush), spaghetti and a variety of cheesy toppings all baked into a delicious casserole.

Add a fresh tossed salad for a perfect meal!

Ingredients:

Meatballs:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef, turkey, or chicken
  • 1/3 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley 
  • 1 egg

Spaghetti:

  • 8 oz spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded, divided
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 28 oz pasta sauce homemade or jarred

How to Make Spaghetti Pasta Bake

Any decent meatball casserole calls for delicious meatballs! If you don’t want to make them by hand, replace them with defrosted/cooked premade meatballs for simplicity!

  1. Prepare the meatballs.
  2. Mix pasta and cheeses (per recipe below)
  3. Top with meatballs and sauce and bake until bubbly and browned.
  • Grease a large casserole dish.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine all meatball ingredients and form into 1″ balls.
  • Place meatballs in a 9×13 dish and bake 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce heat to 350°F. Remove the meatballs and set aside.
  • Boil the pasta until al dente. Drain well and toss with olive oil.
  • Stir together egg, parsley, pepper, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese & pepper to taste. Toss with the pasta and place it in the 9×13 dish.
  • Top with meatballs and pasta sauce. Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes. Remove foil, top with remaining cheeses and continue to bake until cheese is melted and browned, about 10 minutes.

Enjoy with some garlic bread, or a nice fresh salad. I added a lemon dressing recipe below for a light, and simple dressing idea.

Enjoy – See you in the Kitchen!

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