Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole

Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole

There are so many days when i find myself super busy with the hustle and bustle of life that I forget all about making dinner. There are also those days where I know I’m going to be busy and I need to get something 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:

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

DIRECTIONS:

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 …