Dinner Shortcuts: Meatball casserole

Brandy O'Neill

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Take those meatballs and throw them together in one tasty casserole. Simple and easy.

meatball casserole

Meatballs don't just have to be served with spaghetti. That's why I love this flavorful dish. It's full of meatballs, ricotta cheese and freshly sliced Italian bread. This is the best quick weeknight dinner dish. Trust me, if you are always in a rush, give this a try!

Meatball casserole

Yields contents of 9 x 13-inch casserole dish


  • 1 loaf Italian bread, sliced 1-inch thick
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 16 ounces frozen meatballs
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar tomato basil sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Place bread on the bottom of the prepared casserole dish.
  3. In a mixer, add cream cheese, ricotta and Italian seasoning. Mix together until smooth and combined.
  4. Spread on top of bread and cover the cheese mixture with meatballs.
  5. Pour the marinara over the meatballs and top with shredded cheese.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes until the meatballs are hot and the cheese is melted and browned. Serve with extra toasted bread if desired.

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Brandy O'Neill
Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her food is influenced by her small town roots as well as her many travels around the world.