Fantastic Meatball Casserole

Fantastic Meatball Casserole

I Could Eat This Every Week!
There are so many days when I find myself super busy with the hustle and bustle of life that I forget all about making dinner. There are also those days where I know I’m going to be busy and I need to get something started in the morning as I won’t have time to make a meal later on in the day. That’s when recipes like these come in handy.
Dump and bake meatball casserole is just that. You dump all 5 ingredients into the slow cooker, set it, and forget it! Does it really get any better than that? Nope, not really. Enjoy this amazing meal!

Do you like meatball sub sandwiches? If so, you are going to go crazy over this super easy-to-make casserole. I’m tellin’ ya what, son, this stuff is loaded with flavor! I can’t believe I went 35 years without ever making this dish of yumminess. My family was crazy for this meal as well. My husband told me that he hopes I make it again soon and trust me, I fully intend, too. Enjoy!

Check out what my husband had to say about this recipe:

When my wife made this hearty meatball casserole I felt like I wanted to go out and buy her diamonds. It was excellent!

Go with that feeling, honey 🙂

Fantastic Meatball Casserole


1 (16 ounces) package Barilla uncooked rotini pasta
1 (25 ounces) jar marinara sauce
3 cups water
1 (14 ounces) package fully-cooked miniature (cocktail-size) meatballs (if using frozen meatballs, make sure that they are completely thawed before using)
2 cups Kraft shredded mozzarella (or Italian blend) cheese
Optional: Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped herbs (such as basil, oregano, and parsley) for garnish


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a large baking dish, stir together uncooked pasta, marinara sauce, water, and meatballs. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Uncover; stir.
Sprinkle mozzarella over the top and bake uncovered for 10 more minutes (or until cheese is melted and pasta is tender).


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