It's so easy to enjoy this classic sub in casserole form! Grab a fork and sink your teeth in to this delectable Meatball Sub Casserole.
1 loaf Italian bread, cut into 1-inch thick slices
1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 pound pkg. frozen meatballs, thawed
1 28-oz. jar pasta sauce
1 cup water
How to Make It
Arrange bread slices in a single layer in an ungreased 13"x9" baking pan; set aside. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise and seasonings; spread over bread slices. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese; set aside. Gently mix together meatballs, spaghetti sauce and water; spoon over cheese. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
101 Cozy Casseroles
You May Like
Sign Up for our Newsletter
Join our newsletter for free recipes, healthy living inspiration, and special offers.
If you are a fan of meatball subs this is a really good recipe! I made it for a small group of young kids (ages 7-11) and they loved it...almost finished the whole pan!! The only concern I had was the difficulty I had cutting it into serving size pieces.
I also chose the ciabatta bread because of the texture, but found it too tough to cut through. Perhaps if I'd cut off the top and bottom crust of the ciabatta...or spread some extra sauce on the bottom of the pan before fitting the bread in, or made the casserole ahead of time so the sauce could soak into the bread a little more, or even added the water that the recipe called for. Who knows. What I do know is that I will be making this yummy casserole again
I tried this for a casual dinner with friends. It was great with one big change: do not add a cup of water as the recipe suggests, as it would be soup. I thought this would be a problelm and eliminated it and it was just the right consistency. I used chibatta bread so it would hold up and not become mush with the liquids and that worked out well. Sprinkled top with Parm!
So quick and easy, but baked it at lower temp for a longer time so as not to burn the cheese.
Next time would add some frozen spinach (well drained) to up the veggie intake!
Eat Well. Lose Weight. Live Healthy. Delicious and healthy recipes customized for you!