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Italian Meatball Sandwich Casserole
Submitted by:  Holly
    

 

 
  Prep Time: approx. 30 Minutes
Cook Time: approx. 30 Minutes
 

" All the ingredients for a meatball sandwich are here, just assembled in a different manner. This recipe is always a hit at our house. We NEVER have any leftovers, it is so good! "
 
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 16 ounces Italian-style bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
   
Directions
1  

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

2  

Mix together onions, bread crumbs, cheese and ground beef. Roll into 1 inch diameter balls, and place in a baking pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until beef is no longer pink. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

3  

Arrange the bread cubes in a single layer in an ungreased 9x13 inch baking dish. Mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning and black pepper until smooth. Spread this mixture over each bread cube. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the grated mozzarella cheese.

4  

In a large bowl, mix together spaghetti sauce, water, and garlic. Gently stir in meatballs. Pour over the bread and cheese mixture in the baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese evenly over the top.

5  

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until heated through.

 
 
Makes 5 to 7 servings

 

 
Nutrition at a glance
Servings Per Recipe: 5
amount per serving
Calories 1108  
Protein 40g
Total Fat 75g
Sodium 1885mg
Cholesterol 176mg
Carbohydrates 67g
Fiber 6g