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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Meatball Sub Casserole


A few weeks ago I made a Meatball and Ricotta Pizza.  We absolutely loved it!  I had some leftover meatballs and decided to make this casserole with them.  It is very similar to one of my favorite dips - Pizza Dip.  Pizza Dip is layered dip of cream cheese, pizza sauce and cheese.  It is served with french bread slices.  This casserole puts it all together in one dish and adds meatballs for a comforting meal.

This was so simple and tasted fantastic.  This dish feeds a lot and would be great for a potluck.  If you want to assemble this ahead of time, I would wait to add the spaghetti sauce until you were ready to bake it.  I think the bread would get too soggy otherwise.  We both loved this casserole.  I am already planning on making this again next week!




Meatball Sub Casserole
serves 8
(Printable Recipe)

1 (16oz) loaf french bread
12 oz light cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 lb frozen meatballs, thawed
1 (26oz) jar spaghetti sauce
2 cup mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Slice french bread into 1-inch slices and place in a lighly greased 9x13-inch pan.

Mix together cream cheese and Italian seasoning.  Spread over french bread.

Chop meatballs and sprinkle over cream cheese mixture.  Pour spaghetti sauce evenly over meatballs.  Top wtih mozzarellla cheese.

Bake 25-30 minutes, until bubbly and cheese is melted.

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25 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely awesome and I'd like some right now for breakfast

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  2. Cream cheese rather then ricotta cheese? Let me know what you think.

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  3. Cream cheese rather then ricotta cheese? Let me know what you think.

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  4. This looks yummy and I don't even like meatball subs...I'm gonna have to give this a try!!

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  5. It does look yummy! I luv meatballs and meatball sandwiches.

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  6. Looks like I know what I'm having for supper tonight. Love your blog!!

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  7. Made me crave for meatballs. Looks delicious. Having said this can feed a lot and good for potluck, I might do this for the weekend family get together. Thanks for sharing =)
    http://erecipe.com

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  8. I just found your website yesterday, but I am obsessed, and possibly your biggest pinterest supporter :) Thanks for another great looking recipe!

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  9. Hi there,
    I tried this yesterday ! It works!
    My family like the Meatball Sub Casserole so much! Thank you. :)
    Hey, do you mind submitting your photos to http://www.foodporn.net to make others hungry?
    You know it’s fun to do that. LOL. Hey, probably they would do this recipe too. :)
    XOXO~

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  10. Looks fantastic!!! Love meatball sandwiches!!! This makes them so much easier and neater to eat.

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  11. Does this travel well? I was wondering how long it would be before the bread would get soggy.

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  12. I make a sausage sandwich casserole just like this. I use my homemade sauce though.

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  13. Made this tonight and hubby LOVED it! Will definitely be making this again. Super easy!

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  14. I didn't have frozen meatballs so I subbed ground beef that I browned up. I then added seasonings to it (garlic, onion, parmesan cheese, oregano, and basil) like I would if I was making meatballs. It was quick and easy.

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  15. Made this last night...subbed in an Italian cheese blend for mozzarella and added some chopped garlic and onion powder to the cream cheese. What an awesome dinner! Quick, filling and comforting all at the same time. Thank you!

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  16. WOW!! I need this dish to be in my belly NOW!! It looks amazing!

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  17. My neighbor made this and brought it to our Halloween pot-luck. It was amazing! The cream cheese is the perfect addition. Delicious!

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  18. Made this tonight, very good. Thank you so much for the newest addition to our menu rotation!

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  19. Made this tonight and it was delicious! We had meatball subs the other night so I used the leftover hoagie rolls instead of french bread. I made it smaller (11x7) and only used 8oz cream cheese. My 4 year old who refused to eat the meatball sub the other night practically licked his plate tonight because he liked it so much! Great recipe and it will definitely be added to our monthly menu plan!

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  20. I made this and it was excellent! I also blogged about it here: http://pachomp.com/2013/01/28/eat-my-meatball-sub/

    Thank you for the recipe!

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  21. I made this last night, everyone loved it! Instead of Italian Seasoning I used a little dried basil and minced garlic. Next time I think I'll toast the bread first, but it was delicious and so easy!

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  22. I was wondering about the bread getting soggy. How many of you experienced this? I can't stand soggy bread, so that would be a deal breaker for me.

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    1. My bread wasn't soggy - if you are concerned about it, put the bread under the broiler for a minute before assembling the casserole.

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