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Meatball ’n’ Egg Skillet Recipe Is a One-Pan Dinner Delight — Perfect for Busy Nights

If you’re looking for your next one-pan wonder, give this Meatball ’n’ Egg Skillet recipe a try! It consists of meatballs cooked in chunky tomato sauce and topped with eggs and breadcrumbs. This dish is perfect for busy weeknights as it uses store-bought meatballs and jarred sauce to make it in a snap. In about 35 minutes, you’ll have a rich and hearty dish to serve for dinner. For a more complete meal, enjoy this recipe with a side salad or crusty bread.

This recipe uses classic beef meatballs from the refrigerated aisle, but turkey or chicken meatballs work fine too. Butternut squash adds a sweet or nutty flavor to this dish. Though, you can use another squash like acorn or incorporate carrots instead. Your dinner crowd will devour this one-skillet delight, giving you the perfect excuse to include it in your weekly recipe rotation.

For more meatball recipes, try these Meatballs Subs or Bourbon Meatballs.


4 servings

Total Time

Prep Time


  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. refrigerated Italian-style meatballs
  • 1 (24 oz.) jar chunky garden combination pasta sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 cups (2”x3/4” pieces) peeled butternut squash
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup toasted panko
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)



Coat large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add meatballs; cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 5–6 min. Transfer to bowl; discard pan drippings.

Add sauce to same skillet; stir in cumin. Add squash; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; cook until squash is tender, 20 min., adding meatballs back to skillet during last 10 min. of cooking.

Using back of spoon, make 4 indentations in sauce; crack 1 egg into each indentation. Cover; cook until egg whites are no longer wet, 4–5 min. Sprinkle with panko. If desired, sprinkle with chopped parsley.


  • Calories: 510 kcal
  • Fat: 28 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 8 gram
  • Protein: 29 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 37 gram
  • Fiber: 2 gram
  • Cholesterol: 245 mg
  • Sugar: 18 gram
  • Sodium: 1,210 mg
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