DUMP AND BAKE YOUR WAY TO A FANTASTIC MEATBALL CASSEROLE!

by Sheryl

Enjoy meatballs any day, any time with this super easy and quick meatball casserole. My go-to during busy days and whenever the kids are craving for meatballs. Nothing gets better than this, all you have to do is dump everything in a baking dish, pop in the oven, and wait for a bit for the ingredients to come together. No pre-cooking needed, nothing fancy, not fussy dump and bake meatball casserole that your whole family will love. This will be a perfect addition to your weeknight menu – simple, easy, quick, and mouthwatering! Rotini pasta, marinara sauce, fully cooked meatballs, and mozzarella are all you need to make this excellent casserole. This is a wonderful recipe that you must-have, this is a keeper, and worth everything. I have shared this with friends and everyone loves it. So if you love meatballs or looking for a no fussy dish, then this is for you.

INGREDIENTS

1 (16 ounces) package Barilla uncooked rotini pasta
1 (25 ounces) jar marinara sauce
3 cups of 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

HOW TO MAKE MEATBALL CASSEROLE

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 425 degrees F.

Step 2: Add the uncooked pasta, marinara sauce, water, and meatballs in a large baking dish. Stir well.

Step 3: Tightly cover the dish with aluminum foil.

Step 4: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes.

Step 5: After 30 minutes, remove the cover and stir.

Step 6: Then, sprinkle over the mozzarella and put the dish back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, uncovered, or until the cheese has melted and the pasta is tender.

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