Easy Cheese-Topped Meatball Casserole


Cooked ziti baked in a rich tomato sauce with meatballs is topped with shredded mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan for a fast weeknight meal.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
52 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 2 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package dried ziti or penne pasta

  • 2 (24 ounce) jars RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic and Onion Sauce

  • 1 (16 ounce) package Italian-style frozen cooked meatballs, thawed

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (or Asiago cheese)

  • teaspoon red pepper flakes (Optional)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return to pan. Stir in RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato, Garlic and Onion Sauce and meatballs. Transfer to 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Bake, covered, in a 350 degrees F oven for 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Uncover pasta mixture and top with cheese mixture and bake, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

545 Calories
17g Fat
68g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 545
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 936mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 311mg 24%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 313mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.