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Hidden Veggie Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

  • Author: aimee


Whip up a batch of this “Hidden Veggie” Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs – a delicious and easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love. They won’t even notice the extra vegetables in this tasty twist on a classic dish!



  • 1 pound dry spaghetti noodles
  • 24 ounce jar traditional pasta sauce
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 zucchini (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 26-ounce bag Cooked Perfect Italian Style Meatballs


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Drain, don’t rinse, and pour into a 9×11 casserole dish.
  2. Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Cook bell pepper and zucchini for 4-5 minutes, until tender.
  3. (optional) add veggies to pasta sauce and puree with an immersion blender.
  4. Heat meatballs according to package directions.
  5. Toss spaghetti with cooked veggies and pasta sauce. Stir in 1/2 of shredded cheese.
  6. Nestle the meatballs into the spaghetti, evenly spaced. Sprinkle the top with remaining 1/2 of shredded cheese.
  7. Heat in 350-degree oven for 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly.