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Meatball Focaccia Bake

December 8, 2023  Happy Chef Avatar
Meatball Focaccia Bake

Introduction

Nothing says delicious goodness like a Meatball Focaccia Bake. Whether you’re looking to bring the family together with an unforgettable meal or just want to make something flavorful and extraordinary, this is the ultimate in Italian comfort food. It’s quick and easy to prepare and you can have this hearty dish on the dinner table in as little as an hour. Not to mention, the kids are sure to love it!

This classic Italian dish combines savory meatballs, focaccia bread, and melted cheese for a truly unique and delectable flavor. The flavors marry together perfectly, and the topping of fresh parsley, parmesan cheese, and herbs completes the meal. Not to mention, it’s a great way to use any leftovers you might have and a great way to stretch the grocery budget. So let’s get cooking!

Ingredients

• 1 lb. ground beef
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1/2 onion, diced
• 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
• 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 store-bought focaccia bread
• 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
• 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
• 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
• Additional chopped parsley, for garnish

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, garlic, onion, Italian seasoning, parsley, salt, and pepper. Form into 1-inch meatballs.

3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook until nicely browned, about 5 minutes.

4. Transfer the meatballs to an oven-safe baking dish. Pour the marinara sauce over the top and spread evenly.

5. Cut the focaccia bread into cubes and arrange in an even layer on top of the meatballs. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.

6. Bake for 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

7. Serve with fresh parsley sprinkled on top. Enjoy!

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