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    40 mins

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    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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    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 in cheese.
    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 your oven cooks hot or altitude is high, adjust time in oven.
    10. 10
    11. 11
      I have also made this in a smaller casserole dish and microwaved for a faster dinner in less than 20 minutes.
    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 October 09, 2014


      I made this tonight and it was okay. The raw onion was a caution because my SO doesn't like raw onion, but he never mentioned it. I used Vidalia so I'm sure he really didn't know. To get it to bubble, I cooked it for 45 mins. @ 350, then kicked it up to 400 for another 15 minutes. It was okay as I mentioned before, but not sensational. I might make it again, I don't know yet.

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    • on March 09, 2013


      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


      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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    Nutritional Facts for Super Simple " Eye"talian Meatball Casserole

    Serving Size: 1 (260 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 398.6
    Calories from Fat 96
    Total Fat 10.7 g
    Saturated Fat 5.8 g
    Cholesterol 33.6 mg
    Sodium 1106.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 57.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.0 g
    Sugars 7.6 g
    Protein 19.8 g

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