Chicken Parmesan Meatball Casserole

This Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Meatball Casserole is so delicious and is perfectly comforting for those chilly fall nights! Our family loves this easy chicken Parmesan inspired dinner!

This Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Meatball Casserole is so delicious and is perfectly comforting for those chilly fall nights!

You know what nights are the very best? The ones where everyone happily eats their entire dinner with no complaints. This Chicken Parmesan Meatball Casserole is a no-fail option for a nice family dinner or even for serving guests. It makes a big casserole full of food, so you will have lots of happy and full bellies!

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Casserole

I have made this easy casserole a few times now and it always gets rave reviews. It is a mash up of a classic baked ziti and a chicken parmesan meatball sub! You have a thick layer of pasta, dotted with chicken parmesan meatballs, and then covered in yummy provolone and Parmesan cheeses! So cheesy and so good!

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

This dinner is perfect for serving guests because it can all be made ahead of time and then baked as they arrive. I love to make my meatballs and my sauce early in the day and let the meatballs simmer in the sauce all day. If you don’t have the time or desire to make homemade sauce, definitely just substitute your favorite store bought. If you have time, let your meatballs simmer in the sauce before assembling the casserole. It will impart more flavor and moisture, but it is definitely not a mandatory step if you don’t have the time!

A close up of meatballs

Entertaining tip! You can see that there are only six meatballs pictured in the photos here, while the recipe makes many more. Whenever I have guests over, I split the recipe in half and put it into smaller casseroles so that we have more than one serving bowl. It makes the buffet line move faster or makes it easier to pass around the table!

There is nothing more comforting to me than a delicious pasta casserole, topped with cheese, and serving bubbling straight from the oven. It is the epitome of comfort food and my family just loves it. We love chicken parmesan and this casserole version just can’t be beat! I hope your family loves this easy comfort food dinner as much as we do!

A close up of meatballs

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A close up of meatballs

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Casserole

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings


For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

For the casserole:

  • 1 lb long cut noodle like ziti or rigatoni, cooked shy of al dente and then drained
  • 32 oz. spaghetti sauce
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil to garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Add all meatball ingredients to a bowl and mix well with your hands until all evenly combined. If mixture is too wet, add more breadcrumbs, if too dry, add additional milk.
  • Once well combined, roll meatball mixture into 12 evenly sized meatballs, and place on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Bake meatballs for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Once finished, divide your pasta sauce between the cooked pasta and the meatballs.
  • In a large casserole dish, add your pasta. Top with meatballs, spread evenly across the dish. Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs, and then top each with  slices of provolone cheese. Spread mozzarella and parmesan evenly over the dish. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and garnish with additional parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

Looking for more easy dinner recipes?

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Amanda blogs at Old House to New Home where she shares easy ways to eat, create, and decorate, all while raising two young girls! Amanda is a Spanish teacher, wife to a great husband, and mommy to the two most beautiful little girls! Amanda loves food, traveling, and transforming their 115 year old house into their home.

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