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One-Dish Last-Minute Pasta Bake | Mountain Cravings

One-Dish Last-Minute Pasta Bake

Mountain Cravings
No boiling pasta, all the gorgeous gooey cheese - just dump everything in the baking dish and you have weeknight dinners back on the table.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 571 kcal


  • 1 lb. uncooked pasta
  • 24 oz. pasta sauce
  • 16 oz. frozen meatballs
  • 15 oz. ricotta
  • 2 cups Italian-blend cheese shredded
  • red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine uncooked pasta, sauce, frozen meatballs, and half the shredded cheese in a 9"x13" baking dish. Fill the sauce jar with water, pour in, and stir together well.
  • Dollop the ricotta on top of the pasta and cover with remaining cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake another 10 minutes until cheese is bubbling. Devour immediately.