Food Recipes Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs 3.3 (128) 5 Reviews Spaghetti and meatballs—meet casserole. By Kay Chun Kay Chun Kay Chun is a recipe developer, food stylist, and New York Times Cooking contributor. She has previously worked at Bon Appetit and Food & Wine Magazine. Highlights: * 15 years of experience * Work has been featured in Real Simple, Delish, Epicurious, and more * Former Test Kitchen senior editor at Food & Wine * Former deputy food editor at Bon Appetit * Contributor at The New York Times Cooking Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 13, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 50 mins Broil Time: 5 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins Yield: 6 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts For this one-dish wonder, everything cooks together—no separate sauté pan for meatballs, saucepot for marinara, and pasta pot for spaghetti. Everything goes uncooked in the oven and, in less than an hour (plenty of time to toss a fresh green salad), you have a ready-to-serve family favorite. Use your homemade marinara or open a jar of your favorite brand; you can't go wrong with this no-fail, company-worthy dinner. 7 Simple Hacks to Upgrade Your Spaghetti Sauce Ingredients 1 ½ pounds ground beef 1 cup seasoned panko bread crumbs ¾ cup whole milk 2 large eggs, beaten Kosher salt and black pepper 4 cups marinara sauce (32 ounces) 12 ounces spaghetti, broken in half 3 sprigs basil, plus leaves for garnishing 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced Green salad, for serving Directions Heat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl, combine beef, panko, milk, eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Mix well and form into 18 meatballs. Whisk marinara sauce and 1 cup water in a 2½-quart baking dish until well blended. Add spaghetti and stir to evenly coat in the sauce, arrange in an even layer, and then top with meatballs and basil sprigs. Cover and bake, gently stirring once or twice, until pasta and meatballs are cooked through, 50 to 60 minutes. Top with the cheese and broil, uncovered, 6 inches from heat until the cheese melts and some meatballs are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Garnish with basil leaves and serve with salad. Marcus Nilsson Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 740 Calories 36g Fat 61g Carbs 39g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 740 % Daily Value * Total Fat 36g 46% Cholesterol 175mg 58% Sodium 820mg 36% Total Carbohydrate 61g 22% Total Sugars 10g Protein 39g Calcium 315mg 24% Iron 7mg 36% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.