Cheesy Meatball Casserole is a great Trim Healthy Mama & low carb dinner recipe everyone will love. Packed with spinach and a yummy creamy tomato sauce, plus it's covered in melty cheese - the pure warming comfort food!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 1hour
For the meatballs:
2poundsground meatbeef, pork or sausage; or a mix
1cupdefrosted frozen chopped spinachexcess water squeezed!
1/2cupshredded cheeseI used mozzarella
2teaspoonspsyllium huskcan substitute sour cream + psyllium with 2 large eggs
1teaspoondried onion powder
1/2teaspoonfine sea salt
Black pepperto taste (I only use a tiny bit because of my kids)
For the sauce:
1 28-ozcan diced tomatoesnot drained
Salt + pepperto taste
Cheeseoptional (I used a mix of mozzarella and grated parmesan)
Make the meatballs: Preheat the oven to 430°F. Combine all ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl (I like using my KitchenAid with the paddle attachment to do this - quick and easy!). Shape into meatballs and place in a lightly greased 9x13 casserole dish in a single layer (it's ok if they sit close together). Bake for 15 minutes. Carefully drain excess liquid from the dish.
Make the sauce: While meatballs are baking, mix all ingredients for the sauce in a large measuring jug.
Bake the casserole: Pour sauce over drained meatballs, stirring a little to coat them all. Bake for 15 minutes. Top with cheese and bake until bubbly, about 3-4 minutes.
The recipe has 5g net carbs per serving according to My Fitness Pal.