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This Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole is such an easy recipe, you’re going to love it!

Just like the name says, you simply dump everything into your casserole dish and bake. It’s really that easy.

Even the uncooked pasta goes in as is, no need to cook it before hand.

There’s a few things I did to keep this recipe light and Weight Watchers friendly. The first was to use turkey meatballs instead of beef meatballs. This is the brand I used:

They were in the freezer section with the other meatballs. These aren’t already cooked like other frozen meatballs so you want to make sure they are completely thawed.

If you don’t have time to thaw the meatballs you can put them in the microwave for a couple of minutes.

I also saved some points by using a low point jar of pasta sauce:

To me it tastes just like regular Prego traditional sauce.

Most Dump and Bake Meatball Casseroles use 2 cups of mozzarella cheese, I only used 1 cup. It was still perfectly cheesy.

How to make Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole:

Add the uncooked rotini pasta to a 9×13 baking dish. Top it with the spaghetti sauce and 3 cups water.

It seems like a lot of water but the noodles will absorb it as they cook.

Stir the ingredients together making sure the noodles are covered in the sauce. Place the meatballs on top then cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.

In order for the pasta to be cooked it needs to be covered with foil. The steam will help make sure the noodles are a perfect al dente.

The next step is to bake it in the oven for 30 minutes. Once it’s done baking remove the foil and give it a good stir, then sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.

Put it back in the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Leave it uncovered for this part.

It’s such an easy casserole recipe! Just a few simple ingredients and dinner is ready in about 40 minutes.

I divided this recipe into 12 servings. It’s only 7 Weight Watchers points for the blue plan, purple plan and green plan.

Click here to view your WW Personal Points and track it on your app.

Usually I serve this casserole with a low point salad or a side of roasted broccoli. It’s such a filling meal!

Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Yield: 12 servings (7 points per serving for blue, green and purple)

Click here to view your WW Personal Points and track it on your app.

Ingredients
  • 16 ounces uncooked rotini pasta
  • 1 (23.25 oz.) jar Prego lower calorie traditional sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 20 turkey meatballs (thawed)
  • 1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Add the uncooked pasta to a 9×13 baking dish. Top the pasta with spaghetti sauce and water, stir together making sure the pasta is covered by the sauce.

  3. Place the meatballs on top of the pasta. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove the aluminum foil and stir. Then top with mozzarella cheese and place back in the oven uncovered for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Here are some more WW friendly casserole recipes:

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Chicken Fajita Casserole

Chicken Casserole

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out. 

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

Are you looking for a meal plan that’s Weight Watchers friendly? I have over 100 meal plans that you can choose from and I post a new one each week. Click here to check them out!

Recipe Rating




Janie

Monday 13th of December 2021

Instead of rotini, can you use no yolk egg noodles??

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