meatball casserole

Meatball Casserole

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



  • 1 & 1/2 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


How to:

  • 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!