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Meatball Parmesan Bake | Melt in your mouth homemade meatballs coated in marinara sauce, topped with Italian cheeses and baked to bubbly perfection! | http://thechunkychef.com
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Meatball Parmesan Bake

This hearty meatball Parmesan bake combines homemade meatballs, marinara, and Italian cheeses in one skillet or pan. Perfect for subs, pasta, and more!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 645kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

MEATBALLS

  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground veal
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Handful of fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste

CASSEROLE

  • 1-2 jars of marinara sauce of your choice
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese or shredded mozzarella
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Fresh basil minced (for garnish)
  • Fresh parsley minced (for garnish)

Instructions

MAKE THE MEATBALLS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line an oven safe skillet with foil and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix breadcrumbs and milk. Set aside.
  • Mix ground meats, garlic, breadcrumb mixture, Asiago and Parmesan cheese, parsley, eggs, salt and pepper, by hand until just combined, being careful not to over-mix.
  • Use a small cookie scoop and form ping pong ball sized meatballs.
  • Spray prepared foil-lined skillet with cooking spray and place formed meatballs on the foil.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

MAKE THE CASSEROLE

  • Lower oven temperature to 375 degrees F.
  • Place meatballs on a plate and remove foil from skillet.
  • Pour about 1/2 cup marinara sauce in the bottom of the skillet and spread to cover.
  • Place meatballs in skillet in a single layer.
  • Pour remaining marinara sauce over the top of the meatballs, then sprinkle shredded Italian cheeses over the top, so all the meatballs are covered in cheese.
  • Drizzle a little bit of olive oil over the top of the cheese, then sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  • Cover skillet with another piece of foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake, uncovered, for another 20 minutes.
  • If desired, broil the dish for a minute or two after baking.
  • Garnish with fresh basil and parsley if desired.

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Notes

If you prefer not to use ground veal, substitute it with an equal amount of additional ground beef or pork.
Recipe adapted from Hugs and Cookies

Nutrition

Calories: 645kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 229mg | Sodium: 964mg | Potassium: 675mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 436mg | Iron: 4.3mg