Your family is sure to request this Meatball Pasta Bake over and over for dinner! One bite is all it takes to get hooked on this pure comfort food. A bed of Italian meatballs, topped with your favorite pasta and marinara sauce, then loaded with ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese…what’s not to love about this meal?!
The two things I know my kids will eat are pasta and pizza. I guess we love our Italian food at our house. So I try to serve each of those cuisines in one form or another throughout the week. Sometimes I make homemade pizza. Other times I’ll make Pizza Bombs. If we’re in the mood, I crank out some yummy Sloppy Joe Pizzas. In the summertime I serve up grilled pizza. But if we go a whole week without eating pizza, there are resounding complaints all around.
The same can be said for pasta. My kids like to call it noodles. We can’t live without our lasagna and these Taco-Stuffed Shells! Those Italians definitely know what they are doing in the food department.
My husband got home from work just as I was starting to layer this casserole, and was astounded at the abundance of meatballs that were going into this dish. And then I caught him carefully and very strategically scooping out his portion so as to include the largest possible number of meatballs. And my two boys were stuffing their faces with the meatballs and begging for more.
I, however, was too busy relishing in a dreamy, delicious sea of melty cheese to care.
I don’t think I’ve ever left the dinner table feeling so satisfied and down-right jovial. If there’s three things that will always bring a smile to my face, it’s pasta, meatballs and oodles of cheese. Which is why I knew today’s delicious casserole would receive two thumbs way up with my Italian-food-loving gang.
I’m most certain you’re going to love this too! This is so easy to put together and is perfect for a busy weeknight or fancy enough for a weekend with company!