You can never go wrong with some butter, cheese, and breadcrumbs. So if I were to add onions (new cook here) should i saute them first a little? Wondering about the time if that would stay the same. Now, I make no claim to creating this recipe myself. I love this site and i visit your site everyday. Cranked up the oven to 500 degrees to melt the cheese and brown the panko coating. So glad that you enjoyed it, Sarah! Lasted edited November 8, 2020.Originally published May 25, 2016 by Blair Awesome! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it, Diana! Hi, Lori! We're having this dinner again in the coming week. This dish looks amazing!! It was a hit with my boyfriend, but his son didn’t care for it. And I plan to try your other dump bake recipes as well!! This totally warms my heart, Megan! yes, please! You'll need 3 cups of water. Thank you for this amazing recipe! Liquids could be frozen separate. So I attempted my very first dump & bake casserole. Your family is so blessed, and I know that it's not easy. Unsubscribe at any time. The best part was spending precious time (which is few and far between) with the family while dinner was doing itself! I loved the simplicity of this recipe. Thanks What would you recommend for reheating instruction? Hi, Lisa! Thank you so much for sharing. That said, I have had many readers tell me that they enjoy the leftovers reheated. My husband really liked it so I will be making this again. of pasta. I am going to social media blast this! Would I bake it and then freeze it or would I assemble and have her family bake it? I feel embarrassed asking. . A co worker shared this recipe with me and I’m so glad she did. Thank you so much for this recipe. . It has been so hot lately and having the oven on at 425 is not sounding amazing at all. I know -- she has the best care packages, right?! Instead of stressing over dinner, it took care of itself in the oven and allowed me to be outside with the family playing on a beautiful night. . Cook time should be the same! . ???? So I'll try this recipe BUT with no-salt-added pasta sauce (yeah, it is out there -- just gotta Google it) and instead of pre-made meatballs I'll use (pick one) browned hamburger, shaved steak or chicken (both sold by the package in our local grocery -- very low sodium), browned ground turkey, etc. Covered or uncovered? , Aluminum reacts with the acid in tomatoes so you would be ingesting aluminum. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes. The temperature of your water doesn't matter. Will be making it again tomorrow to take to my friend. © 2017–2020 The Seasoned Mom About Privacy. Jun 22, 2018 - Just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep for this easy, cheesy Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole! I try and find sometging different every week and this hits the make. I had to add more water and cover again and by the time it was done the cheese was ruined. I wish I'd read the comments first and cooked it longer to begin with! You want to thaw the meatballs because if you try to bake the pasta with frozen meatballs throughout, it's like trying to boil pasta with a bunch of ice cubes in the water. If so, what temp do you recommend rehearing and for how long? What a great combination of meatballs and rotini pasta! Just dump the ingredients in a baking dish And easy recipes are always wonderful -- no matter how old we are! Enjoy! I didn’t have rotini so I used farfalle and it was still really good! I think it would work, but I can't tell you the exact timing because I've never tested it that way myself. I was on diet. I want this for dinner tonight!! Loved this. . My family even ate the leftovers which is a miracle around here. I have so many recipes on this site that are equally simple (many are called "dump-and-bake..."), so hopefully you can find even more success in the meals ahead. Then you can just stir in the pasta and cover it right before baking. If she's not planning to enjoy the meal that evening, I would just prepare the ingredients for her in a basket and let her stir everything together when she's ready to make it. Sure -- you can use either of those, you just might need to tweak the total baking time a little bit. It doesn't get much easier, right?! Should i put the leftovers in refrigerator? Yes, the recipe calls for frozen, cooked meatballs. This is my daughter’s favorite so far Top with cheeses and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. This casserole is best enjoyed immediately from the oven. Then it's just a matter of stirring everything together when you're ready to prepare the recipe, which only takes about 5 minutes. Also it would not let me rate it on mobile, I'm sorry. I found this awesome meatball casserole video recipe tutorial by Food Fusion on YouTube. Cover it and bake it in the oven while you deal with laundry, homework, feeding the dog, and all of the 18909809832429508 other items on your "To Do" list. Most folks have 9 x 13 in their kitchen, so that's why the recipe uses that measurement. Stir to combine. It was seriously amazing! Hi, Shelley! Hi! Enjoy this amazing meal! There are also those days where I know Iâm going to be busy and I need to get somethign started in the morning as I wonât have time to make a meal later on in the day. Maybe you could edit the recipe so it states that. Thanks so much for the recipe. That's great! Would give it a 10 if it were an option! Personally, I wouldn't even cook it first. Thanks for another great recipe Blair! All Rights Reserved. I don't know an exact time since I haven't tested it, but I would try a total of 45 minutes first, check to see if the pasta is tender, and then put it back in the oven if it still seems firm. . All cooks/families have different tastes. Hi, Catherine! Fed it to some guests for dinner with and it was a hit. I used mozzarella last time and it was seriously way too bland. If you're using a more traditional dry pasta, it should work fine -- so long as the cooking time for the dry pasta is about the same as the short pasta used in the recipe. Season with salt to taste; stir. Also, the size/type of pasta that you used could make a difference. She has 3 strapping farm boys and a husband to feed. I would just use as much marinara as you like when stirring it all together, until it reaches the desired consistency. I am on a sodium-restricted diet too, and 1,100+ mg of salt is nearly my entire day's allowance. I hope that you both really enjoy it! Sign me up. You can give it a stir during the cooking time to make sure that everything cooks evenly, if you like. How much water do you add? Can't wait.. Thanks. A wonderful recipe, thanks for sharing your information. I have used both rotini and a mini penne, which work well. Yes, you can definitely use the homemade meatballs. Followed recipe exactly and it turned out great. This creamy Swedish meatball pasta bake. I didn't change anything and it came out perfect, I was so impressed! I wish I would have read the comments first before attempting this recipe. Hi! I realized a few things (I’m NO cook so this isn’t to tear this apart. Hey, Danyell! I made this tonight, after 30 minutes the pasta was rather crunchy. Hi, Bea! This was so good!! Again, I haven't tested this myself, so it's just a guess at this point. Enjoy! I purchased pre made meatballs from the store that are raw and need to be cooked. easy and can be prepared in a matter of minutes, relatively nutritious. I swapped the water for beef/veg stock i had on hand. The key with any slow cooker pasta recipe is to make sure that you don't over cook the pasta and make it mushy. It should keep in the refrigerator for at least a few days! Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy! My husband, son, grandson, and I all agreed it's a fantastic dish. Was your oven completely preheated? I think that it could probably cook in a Crock Pot too, but I just don't know what the exact timing would be since I haven't tried it myself. Took it out and sprinkled fresh sliced basil leaves all over the top. Hi, Katherine! I would suggest simmering the meatballs and liquid for a couple of hours on LOW. INGREDIENTS: 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked rotini pasta 1 (25 ounce) jar marinara sauce 3 cups water 1 (14 ounce) package â¦ Dump and Bake Meatball and Rice Casserole What you need: Package of frozen meatballs (around 28 count) Hi, Nicole! Maybe next time?! Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. . The texture of the pasta is a bit gummy if you freeze it after baking, so that's not my preference. It's down-home, country-style cooking! . I doubled the recipe for a pot luck and added a bag of Italian vegetables. I was wondering if this could be modified for the crockpot, or if it would be ok if I prepped it and put it in the fridge so it’s ready for my husband to just put it in the oven. Yes ma'am this old man is the cook in this house, gotta keep honey happy!!! Hope that helps, and please keep me posted if you run into any other issues. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the recipe. This not only looks delicious, but beautiful as well. Are the noodles suppose to be completely submerged in the water/marinara or will this still cook appropriately because the tin foil will be covering it? Hi I'm wondering if I could use cooked meatballs in this dish considering the water that is added. I added I talian seasonung and, after tasting the pasta to be sure it was al dente, I added a can of fire roasted tomatoes to try to give it some taste. Dump-and-Bake Summer Pasta: I think that I managed to pack all of the season's best fresh veggies and herbs into one cheesy casserole! Blair - I have a question- Can all the ingredients be mixed together in the pan in the morning, then refrigerated and then baked late afternoon? Wow does this casserole look good, Blair! I'm constantly trying to figure out how to serve my family a variety of dinners that: This dump-and-bake supper is absolutely one of those meals! I totally agree! Oh, thanks so much for letting me know, Becky! As I get older these dishes fit with my lifestyle. Just toss the ingredients in a casserole dish and pop it in the oven. I just updated the recipe to correct it. Hi, Lisa! Hi Blair - this looks awesome! If it’s still too hard, cover the dish and return to the oven until pasta is al dente. Hey, Rachel! Thanks for sharing this valuable information... i made the dump and bake meatball casserole tonight. Enjoy! Apr 30, 2018 - You donât even have to boil the pasta for this easy Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole! Either way, this is going on the menu plan for next week! I didn't see any measurements for the ingredients? Dump and bake meatball casserole is just that. I used provolone cheese on top and served with good quality parmesan. I tried this last week when I had some leftover meatballs. Hi! I hope that everyone enjoys it, Judy! There's a full recipe card with ingredients and instructions at the bottom of the post. I added some cottage cheese in on top before baking. Thanks. , His is sooooo easy and delish. Hi, Laura! I'm so glad to hear that, Sharday! The picture posted with the recipe is a large casserole dish, but in the comments you stated you used a 9x13 pan. If you give it a shot, just make sure that you keep your eye on it so that you can turn it off when the pasta is cooked. I agree, Jane. Hi, Heather! I personally loved it so much I signed up for your newsletter. With only 5 simple ingredients, family-friendly weeknight dinners don't get much better than this! Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole is a very easy and delicious dinner dish, no need to boil pasta, and only uses 5 simple ingredients. Of course, I can NEVER follow a recipe exactly...it's just not who I am. Sep 13, 2019 - You don't even have to boil the pasta for this easy Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole! You can see a list of them here: https://www.theseasonedmom.com/?s=dump. IT WAS AWESOME! Does the water have to be hot, cold, room temperature? Awesome! I loved using Trader Joe's for these ingredients. Yes and yes! And I will not lie, I was a little concerned. A hit with the family and will definitely be adding to our favorites! With frozen meatballs and uncooked pasta, you can throw together this weeknight dinner idea in no time. For a heartier flavor I add a small can diced Italian style tomatoes, I drain the juice into large measuring cup then add water to equal the 3 cups. Freeze the dry ingredients and label the bag with the amount and type of liquids to add before cooking. If you would prefer to bake it before delivering it, I would suggest reheating instructions as follows: bake, covered, at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes, or until heated through. Hi, Judy! It does look really good though! Saw this recipe at Food & Fitness Fridays and such a nice surprise to discover it was yours! Thank you for this fabulous easy recipe and looking forward to spending more time on your site. Such a yummy dish! I'm not the greatest cook and always question myself. . Hi, Amanda! Stir to combine. I hope that you'll try some of my other dump-and-bake dishes on the blog, too! The mister is now demanding to have this dish served at least once a week for dinner. This looks so delicious and so fast to put together! This was absolutely excellent! For instance, if your farfalle requires 11-12 minutes according to the box, then you might need to leave the casserole in the oven for longer than 40-45 minutes. I look at most cooking times as an estimate. I came to your site to get the derby pie recipe (yum) and got busy looking at all of the other recipes. I have actually made it twice now! I also chopped up my meatballs into quarters so it wpuld be more mixed with the dish (lots of mouths to feed over here). If yes, kindly reply me with the best price per post. I even set it on the time bake while at church & it’s ready when we get home! This simple recipe requires just 5 ingredients that you can keep in your kitchen for those last-minute meals when you really don't feel like cooking. . That's great, Jasmin! I’m soooo proud of myself, too! Hi, Trish! Now before I can send you the free 10-Minute Miracles download, you need to check your email to confirm your subscription. Please try again. Hi, Alicia! Top with cheeses and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. This simple baked ziti casserole includes jarred marinara sauce, frozen meatballs, some â¦ Here are a few more easy ideas that go well with the casserole: You can assemble the casserole a few hours in advance, or even leave it covered in the refrigerator overnight before baking. Still good but better with regular rotini. One warning...some have asked about doing this in a crockpot. If you bake the dish and then reheat it, I would suggest reheating it at 350 degrees F, covered with foil, for about 20-30 minutes (or until warmed through). Grilled Chicken with Peach and Apple Salsa. I threw this together exactly as you have it. Just made this tonight, it was great! I am interested in making this recipe. I had a idea for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner, work in the kitchen kinda night. What type of noodles did you use? Ever! I am one of those people that mskes everything from scratch, preps a weeks woeth of dinners to freeze, and makes my own broth. Thanks for the feedback, Julie! Thank you for the recipe! Please don't cook acidic foods in aluminum, I tried this and it was an amazing casserole! This is perfect. Then thaw it and put it in oven to prep ahead of time? Hope that helps, and enjoy! I'm going to try this recipe for the first time. I also substituted one cup of the water for more sauce (buying 2 jars)... then I added a bit more sauce once it was all stirred up. Something larger would definitely need more time, though. Nope, not really. Success! You can also subscribe without commenting. Hi, Richelle! Took the noodle mix out of the oven (the pasta wasn't yet done and there was plenty of liquid left in the dish) and stirred in the onions and meatballs. , Hi Blair, 6 cups water I hope that your family loves this simple, home-cooked supper as much as we do! Originally published October 18, 2020 by Blair. It's perfect! Sign up and receive the latest tips via email. . Hey, Debra! Thank you so much, Jessica! Zucchini is a great idea! Baked at 425 for 35 minutes covered. So glad that you liked it, Elizabeth! Dump & Bake Meatball Casserole. That said, I know that other readers have frozen leftovers without issue. I'm another person who ended up with crunchy pasta after the 35 minutes because I didn't use a 9x13. Hi, Angel! What are your suggestions for altered bake times then? Rotini (which I used here) has a suggested cooking time of 8-12 minutes. Jul 6, 2016 - Just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep for this easy, cheesy Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole! If your pasta shapes need longer (or shorter), just adjust the time in the oven accordingly. Who knows. ), so we'll definitely be trying more of your recipes. Hi, Pat! Based on taste you could add: salt, pepper, basil, red pepper, etc. You don't even have to boil the pasta for this easy Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole! I've made a similar recipe with Alfredo sauce, which you can see here: https://www.theseasonedmom.com/dump-and-bake-chicken-alfredo-pasta-casserole/. I need more dinners like this, usually you always have to cook something before adding. This is the most tasteless recipe I have ever tried. Thank you so much! Any suggestions? I would just assemble it as instructed right before taking it to your friend, and then give her the baking instructions. Frozen meatballs are a great way to add protein to a pasta bake. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.. how long will this dish last? Quick reply would be great as I wanna make it tonight! Thank you Blair! This is the first recipe I have ever successfully followed. Her sauce may be more season than yours. It definitely works! Thank you so much for sharing! hi what if I do not have a dish like that to bake it in I have a aluminum pan can I still use these ingredients without boiling the noodles, Hi, Sharon! You're so sweet to comment on the photos...I'm trying! I took his 10 year old son’s criticism seriously though and here are some things to consider: it IS a casserole so it’s pretty fool proof. . I used garden blend rotini noodles (only because I accidentally bought them and was too lazy to go to the store to get a regular rotini box). I never precook my noodles. Dump And Bake Meatball Casserole - Dump And Bake Meatball Casserole If you wish a Snickerdoodle cookie, youâre getting to love this Snickerdoodle bread. With only 5 simple ingredients, family-friendly weeknight dinners don't get much better than this! Hope that helps! Hope that helps! Just depends on how much time you want to spend on the prep! With only 7 simple ingredients, your family-friendly weeknight dinners don’t get much better than this! Also, I’m open to ideas of other vegetables you think would work with this meal, please. So glad that you liked it! I can't wait to try this recipe out. It's definitely a dinner that our husbands can get behind! It's not a silly question at all! Could this be made in the slow cooker? I hope you'll give it a try! I'm guessing it will take about an hour on high for the pasta to become tender, but you really just need to watch it. Thanks for your kind note. I have a lot of dump and bake recipes on the blog that use raw meat. You can even freeze cheese to keep it fresh if you're worried that you won't have any in your refrigerator when you need it. My meatballs were only halfway thawed and everything turned out great! I have never stirred it all together in advance because I worry that the dried pasta will absorb liquid as it sits and then might have a mushy texture after baking later. This second time I added some pepperoni with the meatballs, it was excellent as well! Made this tonight, it went perfectly. You can definitely use the larger meatballs, and you can also use penne pasta. I have not tried the recipe yet so I could not give a rating. Letâs talk about this beauty right here. Bake covered for 35 minutes. Great job , Hey, Robyn! That makes me so happy to hear, Kim! I was wondering can I make ahead and put in fridge/freezer? This recipe had artisan bread at the bottom instead of noodles, and the entire recipe is cooked in my other favorite thing in the whole world, my trusty casserole dish. I can’t wait to try this. Hi, Gina! Yes! Do you use regular noodles that don't specifically say oven ready? Hope that helps, and enjoy! Take care! I bet you could do it (I've seen other folks cook pasta in the IP), but I wouldn't be able to give you any specific instructions for this particular recipe. 2 (25 ounce) jars marinara sauce His son thought the flavor was kinda bland. Otherwise, I tend to buy what I can get at my small, rural little grocery store (where the options are limited) -- either Rosina brand or Cooked Perfect brand. Sounds delicious and quick! Your email address will not be published. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you'll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. Enjoy! Learn how your comment data is processed. Made this exactly as written and we both enjoyed it very much! So glad that you enjoyed the meal, and I hope that you'll try some of our other dump-and-bake dinners as well! If your box of shells has a longer suggested cooking time than the rotini, then you'll want to add time to your casserole. Step 4. Looks delicious! It does look delicious! Great recipe! I am.making it now to take to a pot luck dinner at the American Legion. Home » What We're Eating » Dinner » Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole, Lasted edited October 18, 2020. I think that your meatballs and homemade stock will be delicious in this recipe. These guys love Italian pasta dinners. I'm curious if anyone has tried this as a freezer meal; I'm thinking it would be best to cook and then freeze. The pasta will start to absorb the liquid as it sits, and I just think that the texture is a bit off once it does that. Your tweaks sound perfect!!! I made this today. Thanks for your note. I made this tonight. So glad that you enjoyed it! Who knew dinner could be so easy, right? Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, Heather! I want it to work for you because it's so good! You want almost all of the noodles submerged, but it's totally fine if some are sticking out. I’m going to look at your other recipes while I’m here. Hi! 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