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One Pot Meatball Casserole

This casserole recipe with beef meatballs makes the best comfort food meal. With thick tomato sauce, and lots of cheese, this easy recipe is a must-make!

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 40 minutes
    •    Cook time: 10 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 8


    •    1 lb. ground pork
    •    1 lb. ground beef
    •    2 large eggs
    •    1 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
    •    1 clove garlic, minced
    •    1 pinch red-pepper flakes
    •    2 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil
    •    4 fresh basil leaves, (optional)
    •    1/2 small onion, finely chopped
    •    1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
    •    1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
    •    1 cup breadcrumbs or Japanese panko
    •    8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
    •    28 oz canned whole peeled tomatoes, pureed


  1. Using your hands, gently mix together the pork, beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, eggs, garlic, and parsley in a large bowl. Form mixture into 2-inch balls.
  2. Heat the oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs; cook, turning, until browned all over, about 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a plate.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium. Add onion and pepper flakes; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Add the tomatoes and basil; simmer, stirring frequently, until the sauce is slightly thickened. Return the meatballs and its juices to pan. Simmer, turning meatballs until cooked through.
  4. Heat the broiler and arrange the mozzarella cheese on top of the meatballs. Broil until melted, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

This great family recipe is thanks to RASA MALAYSIA Recipes at


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