Meatball Parmesan

Meatball Parmesan
Meatball parmesan is a classic meal and one of my favourites! You really can't go wrong with meatballs in a tasty tomato sauce smothered in melted cheese all served on top of buttered pasta and it's so easy to make! I like to make super simple meatballs with onions, garlic, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and fresh parsley and either pan fry or oven roast them until nice and lightly golden brown! The meatballs are then placed in a sauce, I like an easy homemade marinara sauce, and topped with plenty of cheese before being baked until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese has melted into ooey, gooey, stringy goodness! While the meatballs are cooking you can throw some pasta onto the stove and make some garlic bread to complete your meal! To save time you can easily make both the meatballs and the sauce the day before making this meatball parmesan perfect for busy work nights!

Meatball Parmesan

Meatball Parmesan

Meatball Parmesan

Meatball Parmesan

Meatball Parmesan

Meatball Parmesan

Meatball Parmesan
Meatball Parmesan

Meatball Parmesan

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Servings: 4

Meatballs in a tasty marinara sauce smothered in plenty of melted cheese!


ingredients
    For the meatballs:
  • 1 pound ground beef (and/or pork or veal)
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped (and/or basil) (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the meatball parmesan:
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 8 ounces pasta
directions
    For the meatballs:
  1. Mix everything, form into 1-2 tablespoon balls and either pan fry in oil over medium-heat until browned on all sides, about 2-4 minutes per side OR roast in a preheated 350F/180C oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
  2. For the meatball parmesan:
  3. Spread the marinara sauce in the bottom of a baking pan, top with the meatballs, sprinkle on the cheese and bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the sides are bubbling, the cheese has melted and turns a light golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile cook the pasta as directed on the package.
  5. Serve the meatball parmesan on the pasta and enjoy!

Option: Make the meatballs and the sauce the night before to turn this into a quick and easy 20 minute, one-pan meal that is perfect for busy nights!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 896, Fat 45g (Saturated 20g, Trans 1g), Cholesterol 181mg, Sodium 1389mg, Carbs 67g (Fiber 5g, Sugars 11g), Protein 52g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

6 comments:

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Now this is one yummy meal! I've got to try this recipe soon!

Stephanie said...

This looks absolutely delicious!

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We Are Not Martha said...

This is my kind of meal! A skillet full of cheesy meatballs :)

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Jenny said...

This looks so great Kevin!!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Who could resist this beautiful bowl of pasta!

Maria Lichty said...

I've got a bunch of meatball lovers in my house and something tells me this recipe is going to be a hit!

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