Baked Spaghetti Casserole with Meatballs

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Baked Spaghetti Casserole with Meatballs. This cheesy casserole is so delicious and perfect comfort food!


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We LOVED this easy Baked Spaghetti Casserole with Meatballs!  The noodles are tossed up with a cheesy sauce and then topped with homemade meatballs and pasta sauce! This is a great meal for a cold night, it makes the perfect comfort food!! Our family has always loved spaghetti casserole but once I decided to throw in some meatballs, I don’t think I’ll have it any other way from now on!

 

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If you are in a rush, you can use frozen (defrosted and cooked) meatballs but it really is worth it to make them fresh! This casserole is even better served the next day so if you have leftovers, don’t throw them out! You’ll thank me for that later.

 

Items you’ll need for this recipe:

* Spaghetti Noodles * Casserole Dish * Parmesan Cheese *

Baked Spaghetti & Meatball Casserole

We LOVED this easy Baked Spaghetti Casserole with Meatballs!  The noodles are tossed up with a cheesy sauce and then topped with homemade meatballs and pasta sauce! This is a great meal for a cold night, it makes the perfect comfort food!!

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Ingredients:

Meatballs

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

Casserole

  • 12 oz package fresh spaghetti or fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese , divided
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg , slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley ounce
  • 28 oz . pasta sauce sauce (store bought our homemade)

Directions:

  1. Grease a large casserole dish.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine all meatball ingredients and form into 1″ balls.
  3. Place on a foil lined pan and bake 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce heat to 350 degrees.
  4. Boil the pasta until just al dente (about 3 minutes for fresh pasta). Drain and toss with olive oil.
  5. Stir together egg, parsley, pepper, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese & pepper to taste. Toss with the pasta and place in prepared dish.
  6. 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.

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Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

22 comments on “Baked Spaghetti Casserole with Meatballs”

  1. Can this be made ahead of time and refrigerated? We have made the meatballs and froze them. 

    Rating: 5
  2. Super easy and good!

    Rating: 5
  3. Do you think 12oz fresh pasta is the same as 12 oz dry pasta?

  4. This recipe is a quick and delicious for a in the hurry
    and quick dinner.

  5. This sounds so yummy! I’m having a holiday party and wanted to know how many people this recipe will serve?

    Thank you!

  6. Canned or fresh parmesan?

  7. What a great idea – your baked spaghetti and meatball casserole looks absolutely scrumptious. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  8. This looks so good, and perfectly kid-friendly. My boys will love it. Pinned!

  9. This is a great casserole with lots of flavor, we would love it! Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic week!
    Miz Helen

  10. Thank you for linking up again with us at the #WWDParty and sharing this great recipe. Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. This recipe looks great! I definitely cannot wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Yummy! This looks delicious and my kids will love it! Make sure you stop by my Tasty Tuesday hop and link up!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

  13. This recipe sounds so good, but I have some questions about its prep. When assembling the casserole part, you say to ‘Stir together egg, parsley, pepper, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese & pepper’. You mention pepper twice but don’t list pepper in the ingredients. Is this black pepper and how much? You also say to use 1/4 cup parmesan cheese in this part, but never mention where to use the remaining 1/4 cup. I would appreciate if you could clarify this so my casserole tastes as good as I am sure yours did.

    • :) The pepper in the pasta is just to taste. Both remaining cheese are put on top before it is baked. I missed adding the parmesan in there have updated the post. Thank you for letting me know!

  14. Oh, yummy! Thanks for this wonderful, family friendly recipe! I’m sharing this on fb and pinning! Thanks for bringing dinner to THE SCOOP1

  15. This looks delicious!

  16. Yum! How’d this one get by me, lol!

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