Baked Penne Casserole Recipe


  • 12 oz penne pasta cooked al dente
  • 1 lb prepared meatballs or recipe below
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 24 oz marinara sauce or pasta sauce
  • 14 oz diced fire roasted tomatoes with juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place meatballs in a 9×13 pan and bake 20 minutes (or according to recipe or package directions).
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook 4-5 minutes or until softened.

  4. Remove the meatballs from the oven. Drain fat if there is a lot in the bottom, if there is a little bit you can leave it for flavor.

  5. Add cooked penne, and remaining ingredients to the 9×13 pan with the meatballs. Stir to combine.

  6. Top with cheese and bake an additional 20 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with parsley if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 508

Fat: 19g

Saturated Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 58mg

Sodium: 883mg

Potassium: 765mg

Carbohydrates: 54g

Fiber: 5g

Sugar: 9g

Protein: 28g

Vitamin A: 902%

Vitamin C: 12%

Calcium: 244%

Iron: 3%

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