Recipe courtesy of Johnsonville Sausages

Cheesy Baked Pasta with Meatballs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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1 package (16 ounces) rotini pasta

2 jar (24 ounces each) marinara sauce

1 cup water

1 package (24 ounces) frozen Johnsonville® Classic Italian Meatballs

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

2 cup (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. 
  3. In a large saucepan, combine the meatballs, marinara sauce and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Stir in pasta and basil. 
  5. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. 
  6. Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted.