There are so many days when i find myself super busy with the hustle and bustle of life that I forget all about makign dinner. There are also those days where I know I’m going to be busy and I need to get somethign started in the morning as I won’t have time to make a meal later on in the day. That’s when recipes like these come in handy.
Dump and bake meatball casserole is just that. You dump all 5 ingredients into the slow cooker, set it, and forget it! Does it really get any better than that? Nope, not really. Enjoy this amazing meal!
Ingredients for DUMP AND BAKE YOUR WAY TO A FANTASTIC MEATBALL CASSEROLE
1 (16 ounce) package Barilla uncooked rotini pasta
1 (25 ounce) jar marinara sauce
3 cups water
1 (14 ounce) package fully-cooked miniature (cocktail-size) meatballs (if using frozen meatballs, make sure that they are completely thawed before using)
2 cups Kraft shredded mozzarella (or Italian blend) cheese
Optional: Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped herbs (such as basil, oregano, and parsley) for garnish
Instructions for DUMP AND BAKE YOUR WAY TO A FANTASTIC MEATBALL CASSEROLE
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a large baking dish, stir together uncooked pasta, marinara sauce, water, and meatballs. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Sprinkle mozzarella over the top and bake uncovered for 10 more minutes (or until cheese is melted and pasta is tender).