Meatball Lasagna

This Meatball Lasagna combines 2 Italian favorites – meatballs & lasagna! Man oh man, is this delicious or what?! YUM!

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I love meatballs!  I always make a large batch them when I do my Once a Month Cooking Days.  I use this recipe, & it’s excellent.  I freeze them cooked, thaw them in the refrigerator, & use them in different dishes.  One of our favorite ways of eating the meatballs is in what my family & I refer to as Meatball Lasagna.  It comes together really fast, but tastes like you have been in the kitchen all day making it.

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Start by simmering your cooked meatballs in 2 jars of spaghetti sauce.  Sometimes I make my own sauce, but in a hurry, the jarred stuff works great.  You can add in diced tomatoes or garlic if you wish – totally up to you.

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While the meatballs are simmering – combine 1 pint of ricotta cheese, 2 eggs, & 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning.

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Skim some of the sauce off of the simmering meatballs, & spread it in a 9×13 pan.

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Layer 1/2 of your noodles (I used leftover penne noodles & the noodles from the boxed mac & cheese that I knew we’d never eat as it was) – then half of the ricotta mixture, followed by 1/3 of the shredded mozzarella & half of the meatballs.

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Repeat – ending with meatballs on top – and finished off with the remaining mozzarella cheese, & a sprinking of Parmesan cheese & Italian Seasoning.

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Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  I like to cook mine on top of a baking sheet just in case there is any spillovers.

Serve, & enjoy.  The leftovers are even better!!

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Meatball ‘Lasagna’
 
Ingredients
  • ⅓ of the meatballs in the linked recipe (or of your own choosing)
  • 2 large jars spaghetti sauce
  • 6 cups cooked noodles (penne, elbow, mix of whatever you have – doesn’t really matter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pint ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Parmesan Cheese
Instructions
  1. Simmer the meatballs in the spaghetti sauce. Meanwhile, combine the ricotta cheese, eggs, & 2 tbsp of Italian seasoning. Skim some of the sauce off of the simmering meatballs, & spread it in a 9×13 pan – covering the bottom. Layer half of the noodles, ricotta mixture, ⅓ of the mozzarella cheese, & half of the meatballs. Repeat. Top with the last ⅓ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese & Italian seasoning.
  2. Place the pan of lasagna on a baking sheet to prevent oven spillovers. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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  • I just made a bunch of meatballs that are now in my freezer! I will be trying your recipe when I have meatballs again!!!!! I love your blog, so glad I found it!!

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    Congratulations!!!!

  • Oh yummy! My hubby LOVES lasagna and I know he would LOVE this with the added meatballs.
    Thanks for linking up!

  • Wow, this looks soooo good! My husband loves lasagna, but I had dealing with the big “sticky” lasagna noodles! This would be a great way to give him his lasagna without the “sticky” mess!

    I also want to let you know, I have nominated you for the “Stylish Blogger Award”. I noticed you alrady have one, but I just love your blog, so have also nominated you! Come on over to my blog and check out this link!

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  • Gosh that sounds AMAZING!

    (this dishes help of course 😉 )

  • Hi Crystal,
    I just love your step by step photo’s for you awesome Meatball Lasagna. It really just looks delicious. Thank you so much for bringing it to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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  • Just saw you featured on It’s a Keeper and this looks fantastic! Thanks!

  • ok, YUM! This looks awesome. My mouth is literally watering. Meatballs are a fav food of mine and lasagne is one my hubby’s loves… so this is totally up my street. Feel free to hook this up on my Weekend Review Link Party to share the greatness!
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  • Sounds like a keeper 😉 I can’t wait to try this!

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  • Looks great! I love making my own meatballs too.

  • I am having a dinner party tomorrow night and I am looking forward to making this for everyone! I cannot wait!!!!

  • Megan

    Mmm, this looks so yummy!

  • Michael Gillespie

    Simply awesome made 2 times great each time , took some to work and let some off my buds try , said it’s the best they have ever tasted , I don’t skimp and make my own meatballs with the best burger thanks again Mike Gillespie , coplay pa


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