Looking for an easy and delicious casserole recipe that the whole family will love? Look no further than this meatball bake recipe. It is pure cheesy comfort food that never gets old. Give it a try today - you won't be disappointed!
Preheat the oven to 475° F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, panko, parmesan, eggs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Form into 35 meatballs using a small cookie scoop to portion out the meatballs.
Transfer the meatballs to a wire rack set on a rimmed baking sheet. Cook for 11 minutes until cooked through. While the meatballs are cooking, cook the pasta according to package directions.
Reduce the oven to 350 ° F. Transfer the meatballs to a large bowl and add the drained cooked pasta. Toss ¾ cup of the marinara with the cooked pasta and meatballs.
Place ¼ cup of the marinara in the bottom of a 13 x 9 casserole dish and add the pasta and meatballs on top. Dollop with the ricotta cheese.
Top with the remaining 3 cups of marinara and mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly before serving.