Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Meatball Sub Casserole



I found a version of this recipe in a Gooseberry Patch cookbook and dog eared the page, but I never got around to making it. When I saw it here I knew I had to take a stab at it, Semi Homemade like! This recipe makes a ton and I decided to split it up between two 9x9 baking pans instead of a 9x13. One we ate and one of course went in the freezer. I love recipes that work out that way! As I was making the recipe, I realized the prepared spread makes an AWESOME garlic dip. I used to be a consultant for Tastefully Simple and I can't tell you how many different recipes I tried to recreate their garlic garlic dip, to no avail. This dip is the real deal folks! It's yummy, garlicky, and fresh. Even Silas gobbled it up as the casserole was baking.


Meatball Sub Casserole
adapted from Kelly The Kitchen Kop

1 pkg frozen meatballs
1 loaf french bread, sliced 1 inch thick
1 jar pasta sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayo
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Cook frozen meatballs according to package directions. Meanwhile, place bread slices on the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan (or two 9x9s). Mix cream cheese, mayo, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Spread cream cheese mixture over bread slices being generous (I still had some left over for a yummy dip). Place meatballs over bread slices, pour pasta sauce over meatballs, and top with shredded mozzarella. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.



 

7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! That sounds absolutely amazing. My three teenage boys would LOVE it.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Found you through Someday Crafts: WGW

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  2. Looks heavenly! I've made these before, but never with the mayo and cream cheese. Seems like it would make them extra filling. We'll try this receipe for sure!

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  3. This looks really yummy. Wish I had all the ingredients right now so I could make it!

    Pinning on pinterest. :O)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  4. Wow! That looks great! I will have to add that to my list of things to try. Thanks for following my blog, I 'm excited to follow you back!
    Robyn from http://tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  5. Thanks Kelly for sharing this yummy recipe, we are following you from Robyn Rasmussen Blog!
    Angela & Angelica
    http://Groovybabyblog.blogspot.com

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  6. We just made this last night and it was great!

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  7. How did you prepare the one for freezing? Did you bake it first, or just put it together and then freeze? How did you reheat it? Did the bread in the bottom hold up? I'm giving this to friends and don't have an opportunity to test my freezing method before I make it.

    Thank you so much for posting this! My husband and I absolutely loved it and it was so easy to make! I'll be including this in our rotation from now on.

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