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Spaghetti Meatball Bake

This Spaghetti Meatball Bake is a classic Italian-American dish that is sure to please the whole family! The spaghetti is perfectly cooked, the meatballs are juicy and flavorful, and the melted cheese on top adds a delicious creaminess. This dish is a crowd-pleaser that is perfect for any occasion.

91% would make again
Spaghetti Meatball Bake


for 6 servings

  • 18 oz bolognese sauce (510 g), from a jar
  • 1 cup water (250 mL)
  • 1 lb fresh egg pasta (400 g)
  • 1.75 oz grated cheddar cheese (50 g)
  • ½ cup fresh basil (20 g), for serving


  • 1 lb lean ground beef (500 g), (5% fat)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper, to taste

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 516
  • Fat 18g
  • Carbs 45g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Protein 34g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Mix all of the meatball ingredients together into a large bowl, then form into 14 golfball-sized balls.
  3. Combine the full jar of sauce and half a jar of water together in a large bowl.
  4. Stir in the spaghetti until it’s fully coated in the sauce.
  5. Spread the coated spaghetti into a casserole dish then top with the meatballs.
  6. Cover and bake in the centre of the oven for 18-20 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle over the cheese and grill/broil for a further 5-7 minutes uncovered, until the cheese is melted and stringy and the top of the meatballs are brown.
  8. Sprinkle over the basil and serve immediately.
  9. Enjoy!
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Spaghetti Meatball Bake