Cheesy Italian Meatball Casserole

A baked pasta recipe is a surefire crowd pleaser, especially when it's full of Italian meatballs, tangy pasta sauce, and luscious cheeses.

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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Bake:
45 mins 350°F
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Cheesy Italian Meatball Casserole

Ingredients
16
ounces dried ziti or penne pasta
1
26 ounce jar tomato pasta sauce
1
16 ounce package Italian-style frozen cooked meatballs (32), thawed
1
15 ounce can Italian-style tomato sauce
1
15 ounce carton ricotta cheese
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
2

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return to pan. Stir in pasta sauce, meatballs, and tomato sauce. Transfer to an ungreased 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish or 3-quart rectangular casserole. Bake, covered, in a 350 degrees F oven for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine ricotta cheese and Parmesan cheese. Uncover pasta mixture and spoon ricotta mixture in mounds over pasta mixture. Cover loosely; bake about 10 minutes more or until heated through. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes more. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Cheesy Italian Meatball Casserole)
    Per serving:
  • 611 kcal cal.,
  • 28 g fat
  • (14 g sat. fat,
  • 86 mg chol.,
  • 1441 mg sodium,
  • 57 g carb.,
  • 7 g fiber,
  • 33 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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