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meatball sub casserole

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Stormy Stewart
Mio, MI

If you like meatball subs, you'll love this tangy casserole - it has all the rich flavor of the popular sandwiches with none of the mess. Italian bread is spread with a cream cheese mixture, then topped with meatballs, spaghetti sauce and cheese. Served with a green salad, it's a hearty meal the whole family enjoys. Mine goes crazy over it.

(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For meatball sub casserole

  • 1/3 c
    chopped green onion
  • 1/4 c
    seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    loaf italian bread, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 pkg
    8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 c
    (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 jar
    (28 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 c
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced

How To Make meatball sub casserole

  • 1
    In a bowl, combine the onions, crumbs and Parmesan cheese.Add beef and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink. (Or fry in a pan like I do.)
  • 2
    Meanwhile, arrange bread in a single layer in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish (all of the bread might not be used). (I use a 9x12 pan)
  • 3
    Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning and pepper; spread over the bread. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella. Combine the sauce, water and garlic; add meatballs. Pour over cheese mixture; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  • 4
    Bake, uncovered, at 350degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through.