Easy Pasta Bake with Mostaccioli and Meatballs


This is an incredibly easy dish to prepare for a potluck dinner or a football party, or just for your family at home. It's easy on the wallet too, because it has few ingredients! Great when served with garlic bread.

pasta bake with meatballs in pan
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • ¾ pound mostaccioli pasta

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce, or more to taste

  • 12 frozen cooked meatballs, thawed

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add mostaccioli and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.

  3. Transfer mostaccioli to a large glass baking dish. The pasta should reach about halfway to the rim of the dish. Cover with as much spaghetti sauce as you like, at least enough to almost cover the pasta.

  4. Place meatballs in a microwave-save dish and heat in the microwave for about 3 minutes. Spread out on top of the pasta. Cover entirely with mozzarella cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through and cheese is completely melted, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use any shredded cheese you like instead of mozzarella cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

634 Calories
19g Fat
81g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 634
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 854mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 81g 30%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 497mg 38%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 670mg 14%

* 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.

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