This Meatball Parmesan is a hearty, rich and delicious. Perfect for cozy winter weeknights! It features juicy meatballs smothered in a delicious marinara sauce and topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. A simple dish that is beautiful and oh so tasty!
This hearty Meatball Parmesan bake marries up homemade meatballs, marinara, and Italian cheeses in one skillet or pan. Perfect for an easy weeknight meal and so versatile… use it on subs, pasta, and more!
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How To Make Meatball Parmesan – Step By Step
What Other Types of Meat Can I Use?
Ground chuck or pork are great for meatballs because they always turn out so juicy from the higher fat content. You can use any type of ground meat that you like. Keep in mind that meat with a lower fat content like turkey, chicken, or lean ground beef will yield dryer meatballs. You can mix a lean type of meat with something fattier like lamb, regular ground beef, or pork.
How To Store Leftover Meatballs
This Meatball Parmesan recipe will last 3 – 4 days in the fridge if stored in an airtight container. To freeze just place the cooked meatballs on a baking sheet and freeze separately to begin with. Transfer them to a freezer bag or otherwise airtight container and place back in the cold and they’ll keep for up to 3 months.
How To Serve Meatball Parmesan
This Meatball Parmesan can be served in a variety of ways on a variety of dishes, feel free to get creative with them!
- Over pasta.
- Spooned over fluffy mashed potatoes.
- It pairs perfectly with my creamy polenta.
- Stuffed into sandwiches, think meatball sub but better than you ever imagined it could be.
- Transform these bad boys into little sliders.
Top Tips For Meatball Parmesan
- Any ground meat would work. Ground beef would work great as well. You can also combine meats like ground pork and ground beef together.
- You can fry the meatballs. Heat about a tbsp of oil in a skillet then add the meatballs and fry until golden all around, should take about 7 to 10 minutes.
- For easier prep, make meatballs ahead of time and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
- In a pinch, you could substitute your favorite frozen meatball, partially thawed, and cook as directed, starting with the sauce step.
Check Out These Other Delicious Meatball Recipes
- Chicken Cordon Bleu Meatballs (with Dijon Sauce)
- Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Recipe
- Mozzarella Stuffed Italian Meatballs
- Peruvian Chicken Meatballs with Green Sauce (Drop Meatballs)
Have you tried this Cozy Meatball Parmesan recipe? Have you got a favorite meatball recipe? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!