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Meatball Lasagna Bombs

Bite into these scrumptious Meatball Lasagna Bombs and experience a burst of cheesy goodness! Perfect for a fun twist on a classic dish, these little delights will have everyone asking for seconds.

83% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Meatball Lasagna Bombs

Under 30 minutes


for 8 servings

Marinara Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28 oz crushed tomato (795 g), 2 cans
  • 1 ½ tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil


  • ½ cup bread crumbs (55 g)
  • ½ cup milk (120 mL)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese (55 g)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb ground beef (455 g)
  • ½ cup onion (75 g), minced


  • 24 lasagna noodles, cooked 2 minutes less than package instructions
  • 16 oz ricotta cheese (455 g)
  • 12 sheets mozzarella cheese, sliced in half
  • fresh parsley, for garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 1010
  • Fat 62g
  • Carbs 39g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 7g
  • Protein 65g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Marinara sauce: In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, until translucent.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, salt, pepper, and basil. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove basil sprigs and set sauce aside.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together breadcrumbs and milk and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, parmesan, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir in ground beef, onions, and wet breadcrumbs. Combine well, but do not over-mix.
  5. With oiled hands, roll the meat into golf-sized balls.
  6. Heat a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil. Brown meatballs on all sides, then remove from pan.
  7. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180º C).
  8. Lay out a lasagna noodle horizontally on a cutting board. Spread a tablespoon of ricotta onto the noodle. Lay a mozzarella slice on one end of the noodle and place a meatball on top of the cheese.
  9. Roll up the noodle with the meatball and cheese inside. Place meatball bomb into the baking dish, with the meatball showing. Repeat with the rest of the meatballs and noodles.
  10. Ladle approximately ⅔rds of the marinara sauce into a 9x13-inch (23x33-cm) baking dish. Place the meatball rolls on top of the marinara sauce.
  11. Bake dish for 25 minutes, until top is lightly browned and meatballs are cooked through completely.
  12. Remove from oven, garnish with parsley and serve with reserved marinara on the side.
  13. Enjoy!
Meatball Lasagna Bombs