Meatball Casserole

The best meatballs, but in a casserole! Oh my goodness! This is going to be an absolute family favorite! And so easy, cheesy, and pleasy!! I love the ease in making this recipe and how delicious each bite turns out! All you need is some affordable ingredients like ground beef, onion, garlic, Italian breadcrumbs, and a few extra secret ingredients to make them better than your average ol’ meatball. =-) Let’s make meatball casserole!!


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Melissa Jo’s Meatball Casserole

Melissa Jo


  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 6-7 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated pecorino romano cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of salt 1 tsp. of cracked black peeps
  • 15.5 oz. jar of marinara sauce or homemade
  • 2 cups of freshly shredded mozzarella
  • garnish: cracked black pepper and chopped fresh parsley
  • Nonstick spray or butter to grease the casserole dish


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
  • To a large bowl combine the ground beef, onion, garlic, parsley, breadcrumbs, pecorino Romano, eggs, and salt & pepper.
  • Mix with your hands, but just until combined. Don’t over mix!
  • Roll them into 1 & 1/2 inch meatballs and place into a greased casserole dish.
  • Top the meatballs with the jar of sauce (or homemade sauce)
  • Top with freshly shredded mozzarella cheese
  • garnish with cracked black pepper and fresh parlsey
  • Bake covered tightly at 375 degrees F. for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and uncover (remove the foil)
  • Put the meatball casserole back into the oven uncovered at the same temperature for another 15 minutes or until the cheese is melty and bubbly
  • Serve with pasta and enjoy!
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