Baked Spaghetti & Meatballs

Try a new way to make classic spaghetti & meatballs by baking in the oven. Don’t forget the garlic bread!

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INGREDIENTS

Meatballs (about 1½ doz homemade meatballs) **meatballs were fully cooked

24 oz jar marinara sauce (I used San Marzano Sauce)

½ yellow onion (diced)

3 cloves garlic (crushed)

1 tsp Italian seasoning

2 TBSP olive oil

¾  spaghetti noodles

1-2 cups grated cheese (I used half colby-jack, half mozzarella)

½ cup grated parmesan

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Instructions

  1. In large cast iron skillet, sauté onions in olive oil over med/low heat. Add in garlic and continue sautéing until onions are tender.
  2. Add cooked meatballs.
  3. Add marinara sauce and tsp Italian seasoning.
  4. Heat over med/low heat for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. In separate large pot, cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions (under cook by 2 minutes).
  6. With large slotted spoon, scoop meatballs from sauce and set aside.
  7. Scoop cooked spaghetti (with large slotted spoon) into marinara sauce. Add in about ½ cup pasta cooking water. Gently stir until pasta is fully coated with sauce.
  8. Add cooked meatballs to top of spaghetti.
  9. Top with grated cheese & parmesan cheese.
  10. Bake at 350* for approx 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted.

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