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Our Baked Meatball Parmesan has tender Italian-style meatballs smothered in homemade tomato sauce and covered in three types of cheese – then baked until hot and bubbly!

Baked Meatball Parmesan

This Baked Meatball Parmesan is a very simple (and very delicious) dish, and I’m drooling just looking at these photos!

How do you make Meatball Parmesan?

We started with two of our most popular recipes here on A Family Feast – our homemade Italian Tomato Sauce and our Italian-Style Meatballs. We placed the meatballs in an oven-safe baking dish, then poured a generous amount of sauce on top.


Baked Meatball Parmesan

Next, we topped the meatballs with three kinds of cheese: Parmesan, Mozzarella and Provolone. Finally, it’s baked in the oven until the sauce is hot and bubbly, and the cheeses are melted and golden brown on top.

How do you serve Meatball Parmesan?

Serve your Baked Meatball Parmesan – like we did – with your favorite pasta, or make a meatball sub or sandwich.  You can even simply eat the meatballs with some garlic bread on the side.


Baked Meatball Parmesan

Can I make this recipe ahead and freeze it?

Here’s a time-saving tip: Make our Italian-style meatballs and our Italian Tomato Sauce ahead of time and keep a stash in your freezer. Then – when the craving for our Baked Meatball Parmesan strikes – thaw the meatballs and sauce ahead of time.

From there – you can have your Baked Meatball Parmesan ready for a delicious family meal in under an hour.

Baked Meatball Parmesan

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Baked Meatball Parmesan

Baked Meatball Parmesan

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes (if meatballs and sauce are already prepared)
  • Cook Time: 15 minues
  • Total Time: 11 minute
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Category: casserole
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: Italian


1 quart of Italian Tomato Sauce, see recipe here

16 large Italian-Style Meatballs, see recipe here

½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

¼ pound shredded mozzarella

¼ pound provolone cheese, cut into small pieces

Pasta of your choice


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cook pasta according to box directions.

Heat tomato sauce in a sauce pan and hold.

Heat meatballs in the microwave if cold.

Line the bottom of a 9×9-inch casserole dish with about 1 ½ cups tomato sauce.

Lay the meatballs 4×4 into the prepared casserole dish and top with another 1 ½ cups sauce then sprinkle on the Parmesan.

Mix the mozzarella and provolone together and spread over the top of the meatballs and sauce and bake for ten minutes to heat through and melt the cheese. Finish under the broiler to brown if desired.

Serve with cooked pasta mixed with the remaining sauce and additional Parmesan cheese.

Keywords: meatballs, Parmesan


Baked Meatball Parmesan

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  • Noemi wrote:

    Wow, this recipe makes my mouth watering! Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks – hope you’ll give the recipe a try!

  • Nancy wrote:

    Can u use frozen meatballs?

    • Martha wrote:

      Sure Nancy – while we think homemade meatballs are the best, you can certainly make this recipe with frozen meatballs if you prefer.

  • Sandra wrote:


    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Sandra!

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