Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs


– 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.