Baked Spaghetti & Meatballs

by Sheryl

This family-friendly meal is cooked in one-pan and top with lots of cheese. This recipe makes your ordinary spaghetti and meatballs extraordinary. Whip it up in a heartbeat and bake until hot, bubbly, and the cheese has melted. A comforting, super satisfying, mouthwatering meal that is most loved by everyone. A perfect make-ahead dish that you pop in the oven when ready to serve. Guaranteed delicious and the best!

Ingredients

Meatballs (I used about 1½ doz homemade meatballs) **Meatballs were fully cooked
24 oz jar marinara sauce (I used San Marzano Sauce)
½ yellow onion (diced)
3 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tbsp olive oil
¾ # spaghetti noodles
1-2 cups grated cheese (I used half Colby-jack, half mozzarella)
½ cup grated parmesan

How to make Baked Spaghetti & Meatballs

Step 1: Add olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet. Saute the onions over medium-low heat. Add in the garlic and continue to stir until the onions are tender.

Step 2: Add in the cooked meatballs.

Step 3: Pour in the marinara sauce and a teaspoon of Italian seasoning.

Step 4: Heat the sauce and meatballs for about 20 to 30 minutes over medium-low heat.

Step 5: Cook the spaghetti noodles in another large pot according to package instruction. Don’t forget to undercook the noodles by 2 minutes.

Step 6: Scoop the meatballs with a large slotted spoon from the sauce. Set aside.

Step 7: Using a large slotted spoon, scoop the cooked spaghetti into the marinara sauce. Then, add in half a cup of pasta cooking water. Stir gently until the pasta is completely coated with the sauce.

Step 8: Place the cooked meatballs over the spaghetti.

Step 9: Sprinkle over the grated cheese and parmesan cheese.

Step 10: Place in the oven and bake for about 20 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until hot, bubbly, and the cheese has melted.

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