Spaghetti Meatball Bake Recipe

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Spaghetti Meatball Bake Recipe
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Spaghetti Meatball Bake Recipe

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When we gather for Sunday dinner, we crave pasta. I had a hankering for meatballs, too, so I developed a meaty spaghetti casserole. —Kim Forni, Laconia, New Hampshire
Featured In: Your October Meal Plan
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups dry bread crumbs, divided
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked spaghetti (3 ounces uncooked), coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) meatless pasta sauce
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. Place 1 cup bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. In a large bowl, combine eggs, chopped spaghetti, garlic, seasonings and remaining bread crumbs. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls.
Roll meatballs in bread crumbs; place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
In a large saucepan, combine pasta sauce, onion, garlic and seasonings; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Pour over meatballs; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until cheese is lightly browned. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Spaghetti Meatball Bake in Taste of Home September/October 2015, p64

Nutritional Facts

4 meatballs with 1/2 cup sauce: 390 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 1074mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.

  • 1-1/2 cups dry bread crumbs, divided
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked spaghetti (3 ounces uncooked), coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) meatless pasta sauce
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place 1 cup bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. In a large bowl, combine eggs, chopped spaghetti, garlic, seasonings and remaining bread crumbs. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls.
  2. Roll meatballs in bread crumbs; place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine pasta sauce, onion, garlic and seasonings; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Pour over meatballs; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until cheese is lightly browned. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Spaghetti Meatball Bake in Taste of Home September/October 2015, p64

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tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 257903
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2016

"These meatballs are delicious! I made a mistake following the recipe and threw the bread crumbs in with everything else for the meatball mixture. I think they still turned out good. I also like the taste of the sauce from the spice mixture."

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Nan Mock User ID: 611392 254355
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2016

"We loved this recipe! Having the pasta baked inside the meatballs was a neat twist, and the dinner was so tasty and filling."

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redhen1970 User ID: 4031186 253109
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2016

"Thank you all for your reviews!!"

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 238378
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"These meatballs were very tasty, and including the chopped, cooked spaghetti in them was an interesting recipe twist. The only changes I made were to use my own pasta sauce and I used whole milk mozzarella cheese. Coating them in bread crumbs before baking added a nice crust. Very good recipe!"

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 234184
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"The best meatbAlls I've had!! I did serve these over spaghetti instead of putting the spaghetti it the meatball mixture. I only did this bc of how many meatballs it made. I served this when I had company over and it was a huge hit."

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curlylis85 User ID: 3166950 233228
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2015

"My kids thought this was really fun. I really liked the breadcrumb crust on the outside! I made a half recipe with 12 larger meatballs and it fit perfectly in a 9 x 9 square pan."

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toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 232967
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2015

"Great recipe but I thought it took quite a bit of time to prepare. I agree with everyone else's comments--I had the same experience. My kids are grown up but I would make this again to serve to little kids who might ask "How did the spaghetti get in the meatballs!!??""

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_FOOTSIE User ID: 734639 232782
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"I love this idea! I thought about cutting the recipe in half but decided it would make a great freezer meal. The bread crumbs on the outside give the meatballs a nice crust without them getting dried out and the flavor is right on target. I'm going to bring this to our Italian Night pot luck."

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pusspuss01 User ID: 8525717 232663
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

"Awesome recipe. Might take time and be a bit of a pain, but well worth the effort. I have shared this recipe with all my friends and they love it too. My husband really doesn't care for meatballs, but this has changed his mind. I cooked the spaghetti broken up, but then placed in 2 c. measuring cup and cut up further with my kitchen scissors."

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apschwartz User ID: 1393337 232473
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"A different and delicious way to make spaghetti and meatballs! Husband and I both loved it and our 15 month old gladly had 1 meatball for dinner. Will definitely make this one again. I followed the recipe exactly. However, I did need a couple of baking dishes instead of just one 13x9."

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