Dump-and-Bake Linguine Meatball Casserole Recipe: 4 Ingredients by 30Seconds Food

Dump-and-Bake Linguine Meatball Casserole Recipe: 4 Ingredients

Pasta casseroles are always a fan favorite on 30Seconds – and there are so many reasons why! Many pasta casserole recipes are easy to make, are filling, easy on the budget and even the pickiest eaters usually love pasta. This fantastic dump-and-bake linguine meatball casserole recipe is one of the easiest to make.

The linguine meatball casserole has just four ingredients that need to be added to your shopping list: linguine noodles, a jar of spaghetti sauce, frozen meatballs and mozzarella cheese. The ingredients are put into a baking dish along with 3 cups of water, covered and baked until the pasta is tender. Stir the casserole and continue to bake, then top with the shredded cheese and bake until hot and melty.

Serve this dump-and-bake casserole recipe with your favorite side dishes. We like a fresh garden salad and hot crusty bread or rolls right out of the oven.

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Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 package (16 ounces) linguine, broken into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 jar (25 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 bag (14 ounces) frozen meatballs, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

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Recipe Notes

  • Try shredded provolone cheese instead of mozzarella.
  • Add some freshly grated Parmesan cheese with the mozzarella, if desired.
  • Be sure the aluminum foil is tight to keep the heat in and help cook the pasta.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the pasta, spaghetti sauce, 3 cups water and meatballs into a 13x9-inch baking dish. Stir to combine. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. 
  2. Bake in a preheated 425-degree F oven for about 30 minutes. Uncover, stir and continue to bake for about 10 minutes. (Stirring is important! Don't skip this step.)
  3. Top with the shredded cheese and bake about 5 to 10 minutes more. 

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Dump four ingredients and bake them into this yumminess? I will!
Ann Mucha
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