Cheesy Meatball Pasta Casserole

  • Difficulty: Ultra Basic
  • 40 minutes
  • 3 servings

Meatballs and pasta is an old reliable classic combination. You’ve probably enjoyed it countless times. But if you want to avoid routine, you can change things up a bit. So we recommend you make it as a casserole. Place all of the ingredients on a baking tray and shred some Cheddar on top. Pop the tray in the oven and let the heat do its flavor magic!

Ingredients Needed for Cheesy Meatball Pasta Casserole

7 ounces of minced meat, shaped into meatballs
vegetable oil for frying
1 cup tomato sauce
2 garlic cloves, chopped
salt
pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
7 ounces of pasta shell
3 ounces of cheddar, shredded

How to Cook Cheesy Meatball Pasta Casserole

  1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat, add water in it and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add the pasta shells, a pinch of salt, and cook them according to the instructions on the package.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add the meatballs and cook them for 10 minutes.
  5. Heat the tomato sauce in a different skillet. Add the chopped garlic, season with salt, pepper, and oregano and simmer the sauce for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Add the meatballs and cook until the sauce reduces by half.
  7. Preheat the oven to 360°F/180°C.
  8. Drain the pasta and lay them in an oven tray. Add the meatballs, and the shredded Cheddar.
  9. Slide the tray into the oven for the next 15 minutes.

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