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baked meatball and spaghetti

Elevate Your Spaghetti Game with Baked Spaghetti & Meatballs

Baked Spaghetti & Meatballs is an excellent family-friendly meal that brings a new twist to classic spaghetti and meatballs. The dish is cooked in a single pan, topped with a generous amount of cheese, and baked to perfection until it’s hot, bubbly, and ooey-gooey melted. This baked version elevates regular spaghetti and meatballs, making it an extraordinary dining experience.

For busy afternoons filled with sports practice or lessons, this baked spaghetti and meatball dish is the perfect solution. Prepare the meal earlier in the day, and once you arrive home, simply pop it in the oven and bake for around 30 minutes while you prepare a quick salad. You’ll have a hot, comforting, and satisfying meal ready to serve in no time.

Recently, I’ve been staying in a small vacation home with my family, and it has been lovely to see our oldest daughter and her family every day. As our time in the condo was coming to an end, I wanted to make the most of the remaining food I had. I had spaghetti noodles, pasta sauce, homemade meatballs from the freezer, and cheese – all the ingredients I needed for this baked spaghetti & meatballs dish. A quick trip to the store for a loaf of rustic bread, a bag of salad, and one more quart of milk, and I was all set to put together a delicious and effortless dinner.

I highly recommend serving this baked spaghetti & meatballs with a Caesar salad and rustic french bread. Don’t forget to share this recipe with your spaghetti-loving friends on Facebook and pin it for later!


  • Meatballs I used about 1 1/2 doz homemade meatballs **Meatballs were fully cooked
  • 24 oz jar marinara sauce I used San Marzano Sauce
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 3/4 # spaghetti noodles
  • 1-2 cups grated cheese I used half colby-jack, half mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan


  • In large cast iron skillet, sauté onions in olive oil over med/low heat. Add in garlic and continue sautéing until onions are tender.
  • Add cooked meatballs.
  • Add marinara sauce and tsp Italian seasoning.
  • Heat over med/low heat for about 20-30 minutes.
  • In separate large pot, cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions (under cook by 2 minutes).
  • With large slotted spoon, scoop meatballs from sauce and set aside.
  • Scoop cooked spaghetti (with large slotted spoon) into marinara sauce. Add in about 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Gently stir until pasta is fully coated with sauce.
  • Add cooked meatballs to top of spaghetti.
  • Top with grated cheese & parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 350* for approx 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?