Baked Meatball Parmigiana

There is just something about a Baked Meatball Parmigiana recipe that people can't resist, that combination of meatballs and gooey cheese, go together so well. This recipe that is found on the Hugs and Cookies site is a good example of something the whole family can enjoy any night of the week.

Once you try this meatball parmigiana recipe, you will probably try it again. The nice thing is that the meatballs are baked, so there is no greasy mess to clean up afterward, just use some parchment paper on a pan, and you save yourself some time. This Parmigiana meatball recipe is also quick and easy to do, so you can make it during the week when you don't always have a lot of time, but want a delicious meal to enjoy. To make things even easier, you can use a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce, and you're good to go.

When you look at the recipe site, you can't help but have your mouth start to water because of all of the amazing photos of this delicious recipe. First off, you will want to make sure that you have all your ingredients ready. You will need a meat mix of pork, veal and beef which works well together. Chop up some garlic cloves roughly (not minced), and some fresh chopped up parsley. For the bread crumbs you can make your own, or find some premade ones that you like, there are even gluten free varieties out there. The best part is the cheese, some shredded (not grated) Parmesan cheese or Asiago cheese, and some mozzarella cheese to put on top.

Once you have your ingredients, you can begin to mix the meatball ingredients and then form you mixed meatballs, making sure not to make them too large. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then pour some oil on a baking stone or pan with sides and bake the meatballs for approximately twenty minutes. Then lower the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. At this point, you can put some of that premade pasta sauce (unless you made homemade pasta sauce), at the bottom of the dish you will be using to bake the recipe. A good size of dish is a nine inch by thirteen-inch dish. Put the cooked meatballs on top of the spaghetti sauce, and then cover with some more sauce and this is where you can top with lots of the mozzarella. You want this Parmigiana meatball recipe to be covered with cheese. Now cover the meatballs with a piece of aluminum foil and bake for approximately twenty minutes. Next remove the aluminum foil and bake for approximately twenty more minutes or just until the meatballs are thoroughly cooked through, and the cheese is browning nicely.

These days there are so many recipe blogs out there, it can be overwhelming trying to find just one that you like. Sometimes all it takes is just to read a bit about the creator of the site, and you might find you have something in common, and that might draw you to the site. The Hugs and Cookies website is a fun site that is run by a wife and mother of two boys, named Danielle. This mother is also a first-grade teacher, so you know she must be busy. With that said she enjoys spending time with her hubby at finer restaurants, and when at home she can be found baking in her kitchen. You will find all sorts of recipes from dill pickle dip recipe that you can try with fresh veggies for the kids, to grilled shrimp and pesto recipe, a sweet lemon meringue pie that also has cheesecake inside made into a square recipe, crumb cakes and so much more.


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