Meatball parmesan bake – the chunky chef

This hearty meatball Parmesan bake combines homemade meatballs, marinara, and Italian cheeses in one skillet or pan. Quick homemade meatballs Perfect for subs, pasta, and more!

Velvety soft homemade meatballs combine with robust marinara sauce and savory Italian cheeses in this ultra hearty meatball Parmesan bake. Best way to cook homemade meatballs Serve these meatballs with pasta, use them to make meatball subs/sliders, or just serve them along with a crusty piece of bread! * Post may contain affiliate links… meaning if you click on the link and make a purchase, I’ll get a very small percentage in commission.

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Okay guys… doing a little flashback here (throwback… Monday?), to my very FIRST post ever (back in 2014). Make homemade spaghetti meatballs I was going to just republish it, but knowing what I now know about SEO (search engine optimization), that old post is pretty, well, bad. How long to cook homemade meatballs in oven Basically in order to optimize posts for the web (aka, the all-mighty Google), you need to have a strong keyword, metadata, subheadings using the keyword, etc… and that original post doesn’t even have a keyword, and the title is all kinds of screwed up lol. How do u make homemade meatballs I’ve still left it up, so if you wanted to hop over, feel free to here. Best homemade spaghetti and meatballs recipe Here’s the original photo from 2014… but promise me, no laughing!

I’ve gone back and forth a few times about just deleting that old photo, but I actually kind of like it. Best homemade spaghetti and meatballs Certainly not because it’s a good photo… technically it’s actually a pretty terrible one, but I like it because of what it represents. How long do you cook homemade meatballs in the oven When I posted that recipe, with that photo, it was a HUGE step for me. Homemade bread crumbs for meatballs Introverted, shy, and definitely not one to “put myself out there”, I tentatively dipped my toes in the blogging waters. How long do you cook homemade meatballs I fully expected to fail. Spaghetti and meatballs homemade But what I discovered instead was an incredible passion… a hunger and purpose. Homemade italian meatballs for spaghetti And here I am just about 2 years later, blogging full-time, as a career!

Never in a million years did I dream I would be doing something like this, but I can’t imagine doing anything else ??

This recipe. Homemade italian meatballs and sauce OMG. Homemade meatballs cooked in sauce We have it a LOT here for dinner, because it’s just so delicious. Simple homemade meatball recipe It can be a bit time consuming if you make it straight through at once, but I’ll give you some tips below on how to make this faster and easier to prepare!

The buttery-soft homemade meatballs are definitely the star here. Simple homemade meatballs for spaghetti They’re so melt-in-your-mouth due to a great combination of equal parts beef, pork and veal (but feel free to omit the veal and just use beef and pork if you object to veal), and soaking the breadcrumbs in milk before adding them to the mixture.

I know some people have issues with cooking tomato based sauces in a cast iron pan (it can cause a slightly metallic taste and can potentially strip the seasonings off your pan), but if you have a WELL seasoned cast iron pan, it shouldn’t be an issue. The best homemade meatball recipe I use my cast iron pans for nearly everything, so they’re very well seasoned, but I wouldn’t cook this recipe in a newly purchased pan. How to make homemade meatballs for subs To be safe, you could use an enameled cast iron pan (like this one), or bake your meatballs on a baking sheet them transfer them to glass baking dish (like a 13?9?).

We love to serve this meatball Parmesan bake as is, with a salad and some nice crusty bread… but it’s also amazing with pasta, or even put onto a bun for the most delicious meatball sub you’ve ever had! Ways To Make This Meatball Parmesan Bake Faster:

• Make meatballs ahead of time and keep refrigerated until ready to use.

• Make meatballs and freeze them (I recommend doubling the meatball recipe, keeping half in the refrigerator for use soon, and freezing the second half)

• In a pinch, you could substitute your favorite frozen meatball, partially thawed, and cook as directed, starting with the sauce step

• LODGE SQUARE CAST IRON SKILLET– This is the pan used in this recipe/photos… it’s the perfect size!

• LODGE ENAMELED CAST IRON BRAISER – If you’re not comfortable cooking a tomato based dish in a regular cast iron, this is an excellent alternative!

• SMALL COOKIE SCOOP – This little miracle makes the perfect sized meatballs, with hardly any mess!

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First off,this looks sooo good! I love good comfort food especially in the fall. How to make homemade meatballs and gravy You also inspired me to start re doing some of my older posts. How to make homemade meatballs in crock pot The pictures are scary but some of my favorite recipes ?? love your blog!

Congrats to you for 2 yrs of blogging and making a career out of it. How to make homemade meatballs and sauce I know what you mean about those beginning photos (even though those first meatballs to me looked delicious!!). Easy homemade spaghetti and meatballs Great fall dish for a busy school night!!

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