Game Day Italian Meatball Party Subs!

Barbara Miller


These literally fly off the table on game day. One thing I know about men in particular... they like their meatballs! Spicy, tomatoish, cheezy, meatball goodness all in one pan. Feed many at a time. This really is a winner! One bite you will be addicted! No help for it!

★★★★★ 1 vote
10 Min
40 Min


garlic french bread
8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
2 tsp
dried italian seasoning
3/4 tsp
anise seed or fennel seed
3 oz
butter, room temperature
3/4 tsp
garlic powder
1 1/2 lb
frozen meatballs, thawed to room temperature
large jar of prego spaghetti sauce, any flavor
4 c
mozzarella cheese
1/2 c
parmesan cheese, grated
olive oil for drizzling on top

How to Make Game Day Italian Meatball Party Subs!


  • 1Spray 9x13 baking dish with non stick spray. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2Slice the bread into 3/4 inch slices and place snugly into the baking dish.
  • 3Combine cream cheese, butter, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and anise or fennel. Mix well and spread on top of all the bread slices.
  • 4Cut meatballs in half and place them in tight rows over the whole top of casserole, making sure the rounded part is on top.
  • 5Next, spoon spaghetti sauce over the top. You don't want it really soggy so just enough to lightly cover.
  • 6Top with mozzarella cheese. Add the Parmesan cheese to the top of mozzarella. Drizzle with a little olive oil and bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted to your liking!
    Then just use a spatula to remove them from pan and enjoy!

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About Game Day Italian Meatball Party Subs!

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids