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Dump And Bake Your Way To A Fantastic Meatball Casserole

There are so many days when I find myself super busy with the hustle and bustle of life that I forget to make dinner. There are also those days when I know I’m going to be busy and need to start something in the morning since I won’t have time to make a meal later. That’s when recipes like these come in handy.
Throwing and baking a meatball casserole is just that. You pour the 5 ingredients into the slow cooker, place it, and forget it! Can you really do any better than that? No, not really. Enjoy this amazing meal!


1 package (16 oz.) uncooked Barilla rotini pasta.
1 (25-ounce) jar of marinara sauce
3 cups of water
1 package (14 oz.) fully cooked miniature meatballs (cocktail size) (if using frozen meatballs, make sure they are completely thawed before use)
2 cups grated kraft (or Italian blend) mozzarella cheese
Optional: Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh herbs (such as basil, oregano and parsley) for garnish


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
In a large baking dish, stir together raw pasta, marinara sauce, water and meatballs. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Uncover; stir.
Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top and bake uncovered for 10 minutes more (or until cheese melts and pasta is tender).