Creamy Meatball Sub Casserole Recipe -
Creamy Meatball Sub Casserole Recipe
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Creamy Meatball Sub Casserole

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"This is an Italian casserole dish that the whole family will enjoy. It has a creamy and cheesy filling that will have the kids, and everyone else, asking for more."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Mix ground beef, green onion, bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese together in a bowl; form into 1-inch meatballs. Arrange meatballs in a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 15 to 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  4. Arrange bread slices in a single layer in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning, and pepper in a bowl; spread over bread slices. Sprinkle 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese over the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Combine spaghetti sauce, water, and garlic in a bowl; add meatballs. Pour spaghetti sauce mixture over bread. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over casserole.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 30 minutes.
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Dec 23, 2014

I made exactly according to recipe. I enjoyed that there weren't any "cream of" soups in this. The recipe does need a little work. The bread on the bottom came out very soggy making for an unappealing texture. Otherwise, the flavor is great and the meatballs are perfect. Next time i will probably toast the bread while assembling the other layers.

Oct 08, 2014

How can review a recipe you have never tried, are you professional chef, actually try the recipe before you review it.


4 Ratings

Jan 24, 2015

This was great. The first time around, I made it as is (4 stars.) The second time, I changed the following 3 things: I omitted the water completely, swapped the mayo out for ricotta cheese and toasted the bread in the baking dish before topping it with the cheese/sauce. The bread was still soft but not overly mushy. Everyone cleaned their plates and wanted more!

Jan 26, 2015

Try it this way--toast the bread, top with cream cheese mixture, mozzarella, meatballs heated with sauce, and remaining mozzarella. Broil till melted and bubbly.


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  • Calories
  • 452 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.6 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 22.4 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 19.4 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 922 mg
  • 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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