Cheesy Italian Meatball Casserole

A baked pasta recipe is a surefire crowd pleaser, especially when it's full of Italian meatballs, tangy pasta sauce, and luscious cheeses.



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Servings: 8 to 10
Prep Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients
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    16   ounces 
    dried ziti or penne pasta
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    1  26  ounce jar 
    tomato pasta sauce
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    1  16  ounce package 
    Italian-style frozen cooked meatballs (32), thawed
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    1  15  ounce can 
    Italian-style tomato sauce
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    ricotta cheese
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    1/2  cup 
    grated Parmesan cheese
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    shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)

Directions
1.
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return to pan. Stir in pasta sauce, meatballs, and tomato sauce. Transfer to an ungreased 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish or 3-quart rectangular casserole. Bake, covered, in a 350 degrees F oven for 30 minutes.
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Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine ricotta cheese and Parmesan cheese. Uncover pasta mixture and spoon ricotta mixture in mounds over pasta mixture. Cover loosely; bake about 10 minutes more or until heated through. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes more. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 611, Fat, total (g) 28, chol. (mg) 86, sat. fat (g) 14, carb. (g) 57, fiber (g) 7, pro. (g) 33, sodium (mg) 1441, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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