Chicken Parmesan Meatball Bake

I love dinners that are delicious, fast, and simple to prepare. This Parmesan Meatball Bake is one of those. There is nothing I love more than sitting at the table and eating dinner with my family. With 3 kids, age 5 and under, you can imagine it’s not always quiet, more than likely a few tantrums, and you can always count on someone spilling their drink 🙂 Regardless of all that, I still think it’s so important to sit down together and eat dinner. I love this meatball bake because it’s simple to prepare, it’s delicious, everyone loves it, and it brings us all together!

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Bake

I know the picture probably does not do the meal any justice, but just trust me, it’s delicious 🙂 Pasta, homemade chicken parmesan meatballs (that are amazing!), and cheese. I mean does it get better than that?!?

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Bake


  • 1 lb lean ground chicken
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese [stuff in the green can]
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Casserole
  • 1 lb (16 oz box) campanelle pasta [or any small/medium shaped pasta]
  • 1 jar (24 oz) marinara sauce, any variety/flavor
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Don't forget to salt your pasta water!
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. While pasta is cooking prepare the meatballs. In large bowl, combine all meatball ingredients and mix together well with your hands (it's the easiest way). Form into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter, and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce heat to 350 degrees.
  5. Pour marinara sauce in large bowl, add in cooked pasta and meatballs, gently stir together.
  6. Spread half of the mixture into a 9x13 pan [sprayed with cooking spray] top with half the cheese, repeat layers. Sprinkle the top of the casserole with the Italian seasoning.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

See you next time 🙂

♥ Jessica

recipe found here – her pictures are Ah-mazing! Go check them out!

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  1. Amy Black says

    Thanks for the chicken parmesan recipe, we are having it for dinner tomorrow. We are having a family over to eat and I am sure they will like it. And I am going to try those mini muffins.

    • Together As Family says

      Thanks Mom! 🙂 Don’t be like me and overcook the meatballs 😉 The cooking time in the recipe is correct, I just got distracted with the kiddos. I hope it turns out yummy!!

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