Pasta night is always a favourite in our house, whether it’s a bacon and ranch pasta or simple tomato and meat sauce it goes down well. Recently we’ve started to add some pasta bakes to our meal plans and this meatball pasta bake is now a firm favourite in the house. So here you go our delicious and easy pasta bake recipe with home-cooked meatballs ideal for family dinners that even my fussiest eater enjoys.
We love meatballs, whether it’s our mozzarella stuffed meatballs or this more traditional recipe they are easy to make and can be adapted to how you would like them to be flavoured.
We’re a fan of garlic in this house so we tend to use a little more garlic in the meatballs than others but mixed with some Italian herbs it’s perfect.
If you want though just exchange the seasonings for something your family likes – onions, tomato puree, hot sauce or even some chilli powder all add different flavours to them but tasta delicious as well.
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Pasta bake is one of the easiest meals we make, whilst the meatballs are cooking we can prepare the pasta (see our guide on how to cook pasta) and then throw it together and let the cheese melt all over the pasta and marinara sauce.
When it comes to which cheese to choose we either us mozzarella or my personal favourite extra strong cheddar sprinkled with some Parmesan over the top.