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Meatball Parm Bake

This classic Italian dish is made easy with this recipe. Juicy meatballs are baked in a delicious marinara sauce and topped with melted mozzarella cheese. Serve with pasta for a comforting and hearty meal.

Tasty Team
May 15, 2023
Meatball Parm Bake


for 4 servings

  • 1 baguette, 12-inch (30cm)
  • 2 cups marinara sauce (520 g)
  • 20 fully cooked meatballs
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (200 g)
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (110 g)
  • ¼ cup fresh basil (10 g), chopped

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 749
  • Fat 38g
  • Carbs 56g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 11g
  • Protein 45g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Slice the baguette into 1-inch (3cm) chunks, then transfer to a 9x13 (23 x 33cm) baking dish.
  3. Toss the bread in half of the marinara, then sprinkle with half of the mozzarella on top.
  4. Nestle the meatballs into the bread mixture evenly, then cover with the remaining marinara and mozzarella.
  5. Sprinkle ¾ of the parmesan on top, saving the rest for garnish.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until the cheese has melted and is starting to brown.
  7. Serve with the remaining parmesan and basil.
  8. Enjoy!
Meatball Parm Bake