Meatball Sub Casserole

This is very tasty and was loved by the boys. Trust me that it tastes better than the picture looks. :)


1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 pound ground round

1 loaf (1 pound) Italian or French bread, cut into 1-inch slices
1 package (8 ounces) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use low fat)
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 jar (28 ounces) spaghetti sauce

In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and ground beef. Mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink.

Meanwhile, arrange bread in a single layer in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish (all of the bread might not be used). Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning and pepper; spread over the bread. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella.

Place meatballs evenly over bread layer. Pour spaghetti sauce evenly on top, and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home


Michelle said...

I think this may make it on to my menu this week!