Dump And Bake Meatball Casserole

If you wish a Snickerdoodle cookie, you’re getting to love this Snickerdoodle bread. It’s a sweet, buttery bread studded with luscious cinnamon chips with a crispy cinnamon sugar topping.

Dump And Bake Meatball Casserole
Dump And Bake Meatball Casserole

One of the breads that I created for the primary National Food Bloggers Bake Sale, a part of the good American Bake Sale, may be a scrumptious bread recipe, Snickerdoodle Bread. it's the tangy sweetness of a Snickerdoodle cookie with a moist, bet-you-can’t-eat-just-one-slice, interior.

The aroma while this bread is baking will draw everyone to the kitchen. But I’ve added another layer of cinnamony goodness by adding cinnamon to the batter and loading it with luscious cinnamon chips. Cinnamon chips are chocolate chips flavored with cinnamon. They add a burst of flavor and a pleasant texture to the bread.

Dump And Bake Meatball Casserole

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked rotini pasta
  • 1 (25 ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 (14 ounce) package fully-cooked miniature (cocktail-size) meatballs (if using frozen meatballs, make sure that they are completely thawed before using)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella (or Italian blend cheese)
  • Optional: Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped herbs (such as basil, oregano, and parsley for garnish)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a large baking dish (about 9 x 13), stir together uncooked pasta, marinara sauce, water, and meatballs. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes.
  3. Uncover; stir. At this point you should check the pasta to make sure that it is al dente (firm but just about finished cooking). If it’s still too hard, cover the dish and return to the oven until pasta is al dente. Then move on to the next step.
  4. Sprinkle mozzarella over the top and bake uncovered for 5-10 more minutes (or until cheese is melted and pasta is tender).

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