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    Super Simple " Eye"talian Meatball Casserole

    Super Simple " Eye"talian Meatball Casserole. Photo by gailanng

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    40 mins

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    30 mins

    Chef1MOM-Connie's Note:

    I felt like carbs for dinner but also wanted something more than just plain spaghetti. I also needed something quick to put out for dinner as dinner was in an hour. Working parents all know this feeling.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      If meatballs are frozen, thaw in microwave to just warmed.
    2. 2
      Put tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes tomato paste,chopped onion, jalapeno pepper, 1/4 cup water, 8 oz of cheese, and seasonings in a 9 x 13 casserole dish and blend together.
    3. 3
      In the meantime, boil water and make noodles to al dente.
    4. 4
      Drain noodles, add to casserole dish and blend in making sure sauce covers all the noodles.
    5. 5
      Add meatballs and gently blend inches.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle 4 oz of cheese on top covering casserole dish.
    7. 7
      Put in oven at 350°F for 30 minutes.
    8. 8
      Check for burning of cheese ( may cover with aluminum foil gently to prevent some burning or browning of cheese.
    9. 9
      Cooking is to warm through and through and to melt cheese. If our oven cooks hot or altitude is high adjust time in oven.
    10. 10
      Options:.
    11. 11
      I have also made this in a smaller casserole dish and microwaved for a faster dinner in less than 20 minute.
    12. 12
      May substitute cheese flavors such as Fiesta blend, Taco blend to give another flavor.
    13. 13
      Measurements are not exact on spices as I eyeball them, cheese is a few handfuls in the dish and 1 handful on top.
    14. 14
      My meatballs are Italian sausage meatballs but can be turkey, ground beef or a mixture of any kind.
    15. 15
      NOTE: prep does not include boiling water.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 09, 2013

      55

      Followed exactly as written, didn't use jalape?os, used gluten free quinoa noodles. Used Jenny o turkey meatballs for a quick and easy supper. Turned out great, both kids (3 & 14 mo.) like it. Will make again.

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    • on February 14, 2011

      55

      Very good casserole which we enjoyed! Used meatballs which were in the freezer and followed the directions as written, skipping the tomato paste (out of). I also used diced tomatoes and a different type of pasta (penne). Enjoyed by the whole family! Thanks for sharing!

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    • on January 09, 2010

      55

      Saw the yummy photo in Aus/NZ 336 -- and had to make-do with pantry stock ! Had a large jar of tomato sauce, no crushed -- so used 14 oz can diced tomatoes. No ziti -- used piccolini. Crushed 6-8 fresh garlic cloves, and prepared in 2 9" casseroles. I put sauce on the bottom, then pasta, more sauce, meatballs, and topped with sauce and cheese. LOVELY flavor -- but a tad dry. I have some homemade marinara in the freezer, so will thaw and mix with the "eating" one for leftovers , and re-do the second with more sauce in a larger casserole, and freeze. Yum, Connie -- for SIX meals, for DH and me !!

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    Nutritional Facts for Super Simple " Eye"talian Meatball Casserole

    Serving Size: 1 (260 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 380.4
     
    Calories from Fat 95
    25%
    Total Fat 10.6 g
    16%
    Saturated Fat 5.8 g
    29%
    Cholesterol 33.6 mg
    11%
    Sodium 1031.4 mg
    42%
    Total Carbohydrate 52.8 g
    17%
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    15%
    Sugars 7.6 g
    30%
    Protein 18.9 g
    37%

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