Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole

This Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole is a hassle-free, one-dish meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious, comforting dinner on the table in no time.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This recipe is perfect for those times when you need a quick and easy meal without sacrificing flavor. It’s a great way to use up pantry staples and can be customized to suit your family’s tastes. Plus, with minimal prep and hardly any clean-up, it’s a real time-saver.


  • 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. In a 9×13-inch baking dish, combine the defrosted meatballs, marinara or spaghetti sauce, water, bowtie pasta, and Italian seasoning. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
  4. Remove the foil, top the casserole with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Let the casserole sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Servings: 6
  • Kcal: 350 per serving


Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Simply reheat in the microwave or oven until heated through.

Recipe Tips

For a different flavor, try using different types of pasta or adding in some extra vegetables like bell peppers or spinach. You can also swap out the meatballs for ground beef, turkey, or sausage for a new twist on this easy casserole.

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