Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole

If you’re looking for an easy dump-and-bake recipe, this dump-and-bake meatball casserole is the perfect meal to make! It only requires a few simple ingredients and can be made ahead of time. Plus, it’s freezer-friendly for those busy weeknights!

This dump-and-bake supper is absolutely one of those meals! Italian cuisine (and pasta specifically) is always a big hit in my house. The best part of this comfort food casserole, however, is that YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO BOIL THE PASTA!! Awesome, right?


  • 1 Bag of frozen meatballs defrosted
  • 1 Jar marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • 3 Cups of water
  • 1 Box Bowtie pasta
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ C. Mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ C. Parmesan cheese grated


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add the meatballs, jar of sauce, water, pasta, and Italian seasoning to a high-sided oven-proof pot or skillet.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Bake covered for 35 minutes.
  5. Top with cheese and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  6. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

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