Easy Meatball Pasta Bake

  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 27 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food


An easy recipe for Meatball Pasta Bake. Family comfort food at it’s best and ready in 30 minutes!


  • 340g meatballs
  • 300g pasta
  • 500g passata 
  • 75ml hot beef stock
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 50g grated cheddar
  • 50g grated mozzarella 


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c fan.
  2. Add the meatballs to an oven dish and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. In the meantime cook the pasta on the hob according to package instructions, less 1 or 2 minutes. It’s best to cook the pasta al dente as it will continue to cook when it goes in the oven.
  4. Once cooked, drain the pasta and remove the meatballs from the oven.
  5. Add the pasta to the meatballs along with the passata, hot beef stock, Worcestershire Sauce, smoked paprika and oregano.
  6. Add in about a quarter of the grated cheddar and mozzarella and mix well.
  7. Top with the remaining grated cheddar and mozzarella and return to the oven for 12-15 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and golden.
  8. Serve with a portion of veggies and garlic bread.


Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up the 2 days and reheated in the microwave.

Leftovers can also be frozen. Defrost in the fridge overnight and heat thoroughly before eating.