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We have all learned how easy it is to make Dump Cakes, right? Well making Main Courses or casseroles as Dump meals make preparing dinner easier and dinner can be done in a shorter amount of time.

This Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole is hearty, it is filling, and will put smiles on everyone’s face.

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Even the picky kids or adults are going to be smiling and asking for seconds.

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This dish can be made in advance and stored in the freezer. So, if you are lucky enough to be one of those meal prep people, go ahead and make a pan of Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole for the week.

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This is serious, you dump the ingredients into a casserole dish and place it in the oven until it is cooked through. There is nothing easier than that when you are tired and do not want all the fast food junk.

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Why We Love This Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole Recipe

This recipe is quick and easy to make, perfect for busy weeknights. It’s a one-pot meal, which means less cleanup. The combination of juicy meatballs, pasta, and flavorful sauce makes it a family favorite.

Whip up these Salisbury meatballs for another meatball recipe.

What is the secret to good meatballs?

The secret to good meatballs is to use a combination of ground beef and pork for extra flavor and moisture. Also, don’t overwork the mixture when forming the meatballs, and don’t overcook them.

Can I make my own meatballs?

You could, however, this recipe is perfect for those who want to save time in the kitchen. When the workday runs long or the School activities go into overtime. Also for those who like to prepare a week’s worth of food ahead of time. You can make your own, or just use the frozen meatballs and relax for that extra amount of time.

What variations could I use?

You could use Turkey Meatballs or a plant-based meatball. You could use pasta other than bowtie pasta.

What to Serve with Meatball Pasta Casserole?

This casserole is a complete meal, but you can serve it with a side salad or garlic bread for added texture and flavor.

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Ingredients:

  • Frozen meatballs defrosted
  • Marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • Water
  • Bowtie pasta
  • Italian seasoning
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese grated

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How to make Meatball Casserole:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2. Add the meatballs to a high-sided oven-proof pot or skillet.

Add the meatballs to a high-sided oven-proof pot or skillet.

Step 3. Then top with the pasta.

Then top with the pasta

Step 4. Add a jar of sauce, water, and Italian seasoning

Add a jar of sauce, water, and Italian seasoning

Step 5. Stir to combine.

Stir to combine.

Step 6. Bake covered for 35 minutes.

Bake covered for 35 minutes.

Step 7. Uncover the skillet after the cooking done

Uncover the skillet after the cooking done

Step 8. Top with cheese and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.

Top with cheese and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Step 9. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
If you’re looking for an easy dump-and-bake recipe, this dump-and-bake meatball casserole is the perfect meal to make! It only requires a few simple ingredients and can be made ahead of time. Plus, it’s freezer friendly for those busy weeknights!
4.28 from 736 votes

Ingredients 

  • 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

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Add the meatballs, jar of sauce, water, pasta an 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.

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Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 461mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g
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Can I freeze the leftover Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole?

Yes, you can freeze the Dump and Bake Meatball casseroles. Be sure that the food has cooled off completely before placing it into a freezer-safe container. You can store the food in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How can I reheat this Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole?

The Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole can be heated in the microwave or place it in the oven and heat it until the desired temperature.

How should I store the Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole?

Any of the Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole that is leftover should be stored in an airtight container and placed into the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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