Meatball Sub Casserole

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Teresa Jacobson

By
@foundmyzen

This is so amazingly good and if you make the lighter version it's only 343 calories per serving! The whole family loves this! It tastes like a meatball sub but serves up a little like lasagna. Serve with a tossed salad and some fresh fruit and you've got a great meal!

Rating:
★★★★★ 6 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1/3 c
onion, chopped fine
1/4 c
seasoned bread crumbs
3 Tbsp
parmesan cheese, grated
16 oz
ground beef or ground turkey
1 Tbsp
flax seed, fresh ground (optional)
1
loaf italian bread
8 oz
cream cheese or low-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
mayonnaise or light miracle whip
1 tsp
italian seasoning
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
8 oz
shredded mozzarella, divided (low fat, if you'd like)
26-28 oz
spaghetti sauce, meatless (healthy version, if you'd like)
1 c
water
2 clove
garlic, minced

How to Make Meatball Sub Casserole

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a shallow pan with foil; coat foil lightly with nonstick spray.
  • 2In a bowl, combine onion, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, ground beef or turkey, and ground flax, if desired. Mix well and shape into 1 inch balls; place on prepared pan leaving a little space between each one. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 min or until no longer pink.
  • 3Lightly coat a 13x9 baking dish with nonstick spray. Arrange Italian bread in a single layer in dish (I like to open the bread up like a sub and cut to fit in dish but however you'd like.) NOTE** All the bread may not fit in dish- that's ok.
  • 4In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese, mayo, Italian seasoning and black pepper. Blend until smooth and well combined. Spread over bread in dish. Sprinkle 1/4 of the mozzarella cheese onto cream cheese mixture on bread.
  • 5In a separate bowl, combine sauce, water and garlic; add the meatballs. Pour over cheese mixture. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  • 6Bake, uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve hot.

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About Meatball Sub Casserole

Course/Dish: Beef, Turkey, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: For Kids