Baked Spaghetti with Meatballs

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  • 1 bag of frozen meatballs
  • 1 jar (24 oz) of 4-cheese Bertolli pasta sauce
  • Sliced mozzarella cheese
  • Bread (such as Italian or French bread)
  • Optional: grated Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the frozen meatballs to the skillet and pour the pasta sauce over them.
  3. Stir the meatballs and sauce together until the meatballs are coated and the sauce is heated through. Allow them to simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. While the meatballs and sauce are simmering, prepare the bread. Slice the bread into individual portions or into a large loaf to serve family-style.
  5. Place the sliced bread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  6. Once the meatballs and sauce are heated through, use a slotted spoon to scoop the meatballs onto the prepared bread slices, allowing any excess sauce to drip back into the skillet.
  7. Top each bread slice with additional sauce from the skillet if desired.
  8. Place slices of mozzarella cheese on top of the meatballs and sauce.
  9. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. If desired, garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley before serving.
  11. Serve the Baked Spaghetti with Meatballs immediately, and enjoy!

Note: You can also serve the extra meatballs and sauce over cooked spaghetti noodles for a traditional spaghetti and meatballs dish. Simply heat the cooked noodles according to package instructions and spoon the meatballs and sauce over the top before serving.

Here are some popular questions related to Baked Spaghetti with Meatballs:

  1. Can I use homemade meatballs instead of frozen ones?
    • Yes, you can definitely use homemade meatballs if you prefer. Just make sure they are fully cooked before assembling the dish.
  2. How long does Baked Spaghetti with Meatballs take to cook?
    • The cooking time can vary depending on your oven, but typically it takes about 5-7 minutes in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for the cheese to melt and become bubbly.
  3. Can I use a different type of cheese instead of mozzarella?
    • Absolutely! While mozzarella cheese is commonly used for its melting properties, you can experiment with other cheeses like cheddar, provolone, or a blend of Italian cheeses for different flavor profiles.
  4. Can I make Baked Spaghetti with Meatballs ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can assemble the dish ahead of time and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake it. Just be sure to cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent it from drying out.
  5. What can I serve with Baked Spaghetti with Meatballs?
    • Baked Spaghetti with Meatballs pairs well with a side salad, garlic bread, or steamed vegetables for a complete meal. You can also garnish it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley for added flavor.
  6. How do I reheat leftovers of Baked Spaghetti with Meatballs?
    • Leftovers can be reheated in the microwave or oven until heated through. Cover the dish with a damp paper towel when reheating in the microwave to prevent it from drying out. Alternatively, you can reheat individual servings in a skillet on the stovetop for a crispy texture.