Cheesy Meatball Noodle Dish

What little kid doesn’t beg for either chicken nuggets or macaroni and cheese? My friend told me that she was tired of just feeding her 3 year old both of those and wanted to try something different, but not way off that her daughter wouldn’t want to try the new dish out.  This dish today is based off of macaroni and cheese. When I was in high school I used to love to go to the pasta bar and mix the cheese and pasta sauce together. I figured I’d try to create something similar for my friend’s daughter.  She ended up enjoying this meal.

One thing that I love about this dish besides the cheesiness of it is the fact that it is made with meatballs.  Finally a protein besides chicken nuggets or hot dogs!  Don’t get me wrong, I love chicken nuggets and hot dogs every once and awhile, but it is nice to have something else for a change.

cheesy meatball noodle dish

[recipe title=”Cheesy Meatball Noodle Dish” time=”30 mins” difficulty=”easy”]
Ingredients:

– 1 cup uncooked macaroni noodles

– 1/2 24 oz package of frozen meatballs

– 1/2 cup corn (I used frozen)

– 2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

– 1/2 cup milk

– 1 cup pasta sauce

– 1 tsp garlic powder

– 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Directions:

Cook noodles according to package.

While noodles are cooking, cook meatballs according to package.

Cut meatballs in half.

Cook corn according to package.

Drain noodles.

Return noodles to pot.

Add meatballs and remaining ingredients to pot and stir

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22 Comments

  1. Michelle

    Ahhhh, you had me at cheesiness! My kiddos would probably love it, definitely going to try!

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  2. Carisa Smith

    My kids are in love with noodles these days!

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  3. Melanie

    This looks like something my kids would like. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Shauna Smart

    Meatballs and noodles! The perfect combination for an easy dinner.

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  5. jamie

    My kids would love this!

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  6. Margaret

    Sounds like the perfect easy meal.

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  7. Jillian

    Looks like some yummy comfort food!

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  8. Yvonne [Tried and Tasty]

    I haven’t had dinner yet, I wish I had a bowl of this!

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  9. Britney

    This looks like a fun new recipe to try!

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  10. Stephanie Keeping

    This sounds amazing!! I love easy dishes like this one.

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  11. Debra

    This sounds like something my family would love! Yum!

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  12. EMily

    This looks really yummy! i love the combination of meat and noodles, it’s usually a hit with my family too!

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  13. Emily

    YUM! I love a cheesey noodle dish, and usually my boys will eat it too, so it’s a great meal for the family!

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  14. Britni

    My little boy would love this!

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  15. Kallee

    Perfect dinner for kids!

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  16. Sandra @ A Dash of Sanity

    I love easy bakes like this! It’s perfect for winter.

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  17. Meagan

    Oh, man! This one is calling my name. It looks like heaven on a plate. With the cold temps lately, this would be the perfect comfort food. Would love to try this one out!

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  18. Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt

    Yum this looks delicious!

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  19. April

    This looks like an easy and delicious meal. It reminds me of a twist on beef stroganoff.

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  20. Reesa Lewandowski

    This looks so comforting on a cold, snowy Day!

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  21. Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    Looks good! I bet the little ones would love this too!

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  22. Stephanie Pass

    Cheese and meatballs are some of my favorites. This looks like something my preschooler would love.

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