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Marinara Ricotta Meatball Bubble-up

Meatballs and biscuit dough are baked in a marinara ricotta sauce for an easy and delicious Italian style meal
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 3


  • 1 can 8 count, large biscuits like Pillsbury Grands
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 4 oz grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 16 1" meatballs* recipe in note below
  • garlic powder to taste
  • 2 Tbsp butter melted


  • Combine the marinara sauce with the ricotta, Italian seasoning and 3 oz of Parmesan cheese
  • Spread in the bottom of a 8" x 8" casserole dish or deep dish pie pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Place meatballs into sauce leaving spaces between them
  • Cut biscuits into 1/4s and put into a bowl
  • Combine garlic powder {as much or as little as you like} with melted butter and pour over biscuit pieces, tossing around gently to coat
  • Place biscuit pieces in between and around meatballs, pushing down into sauce.
  • Sprinkle remaining Parmesan over top of casserole
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, and check for doneness. Continue to cook 5-10 minutes until meatballs and biscuits are cooked all the way through
  • Makes 2 large servings, 3 medium servings or 4 small servings


Easy meatballs:
1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. breakfast sausage
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1 tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 cup extra sharp grated cheddar
Combine ingredients and form into 1 inch balls.  Makes about 40. Use within 1-2 days or freeze.
Keyword bubble-up, dinner casserole, easy dinner, Italian casserole, marinara ricotta meatball bake, marinara sauce, meatballs