Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole is a quick and easy dinner loaded with meatballs, vegetables, potatoes, and a rich, tangy sour cream sauce. It's the perfect weeknight dinner or potluck item.
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Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole
This is one of my favorite recipes to make, especially on busy days when I need dinner, but I also need to do other things.
Just like the name implies, all I have to do is dump everything together, mix it, and bake. That's it! I can make this dish no matter how busy I am, and it's always delicious and filling.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It uses limited, affordable ingredients.
- It's incredibly easy to make.
- It's a hearty dish full of meatballs and vegetables.
- It's a great dish for busy weeknights or potlucks.
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Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole Ingredients
You'll only need a handful of simple ingredients to make this recipe. Many of them are probably in your kitchen right now, and everything else is just a quick trip to the grocery store away.
All the recipe ingredients are listed right here, but you'll find the exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the blog post.
- Frozen meatballs
- Frozen stir fry vegetables
- Potatoes - cut into small chunks
- Cream of mushroom soup
- Sour cream
- Salt and pepper
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How to Make Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole
As you might imagine with a name like "dump and bake", this casserole is incredibly easy to make. It only takes a few minutes of prep and a little baking. That's it!
The recipe highlights are right here, but you'll find the exact instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.
1: Preheat your over to 425 degrees F. Combine the wet ingredients, salt, and pepper. Then, add the meatballs and vegetables.
2: Bake covered until the potatoes are tender and the casserole is heated through.
Substitutions and Variations
- Use your favorite variety of frozen meatballs for this recipe.
- Use your favorite variety of frozen vegetables.
- For a zesty kick, try adding red pepper flakes.
- You can make this recipe with chicken, beef, or pork, as well.
- Measuring cup
- Baking dish or cast iron skillet
What is a dump and bake casserole?
A dump and bake casserole is just what the name says. You dump everything together, mix, and bake. That's it!
Are frozen meatballs precooked?
By and large, frozen meatballs are fully cooked before being frozen and packaged. However, it's important to always check the package to be sure. Whether cooked or uncooked, always cook your frozen meatballs as directed for safety.
Can I use other vegetables in this recipe?
Absolutely! You can use any of your favorite frozen vegetables for this recipe. Get creative!
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Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole
Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole is a easy comfort food recipe that's full of meatballs, potatoes, vegetables, and a creamy sauce.
- 16 oz frozen meatballs
- 16 oz frozen stir fry vegetables any variety
- 2 potatoes cut into small chunks
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup sour cream
- Salt & pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
In a large bowl mix soup, milk, sour cream, and salt & pepper until well combined
Stir in potatoes, stir fry vegetables, and meatballs
Pour into baking dish or cast iron skillet
Cover and bake for 1 to 1 ½ hours until potatoes are tender and everything is heated through