Recipes and Cooking Cheesy Italian Meatball Casserole 3.9 (44) 1 Reviews A baked pasta recipe is a surefire crowd pleaser, especially when it's full of Italian meatballs, tangy pasta sauce, and luscious cheeses. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 45 mins Total Time: 75 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 16 ounce 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 ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces) Directions 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. 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 611 Calories 28g Fat 57g Carbs 33g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 611 % Daily Value * Total Fat 28g 36% Saturated Fat 14g 70% Cholesterol 86mg 29% Sodium 1441mg 63% Total Carbohydrate 57g 21% Protein 33g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.