Meatball Sub Casserole

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"This is a casserole that I keep going back to on a regular basis because it tastes great, is quick to prepare and uses few ingredients. It's a favorite during the week when time is of the essence."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (302.8 g)
  • Calories 618.7
  • Total Fat - 28.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 78.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1311.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 62.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.8 g
  • Sugars - 9.2 g
  • Protein - 28.3 g
  • Calcium - 702.8 mg
  • Iron - 4.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

Turn oven on to broil.

Step 2

Slice the French bread into thick one inch slices. Butter one side lightly. Place on a cookie sheet with buttered side up. Repeat with the remainder of the slices.

Step 3

Very lightly sprinkle the bread with garlic salt. Broil until toasty on the edges.

Step 4

Turn oven down to 350 degrees.

Step 5

Spray a 9X13 inch metal or glass pan with cooking spray. Place bread (toasted side up) into the pan. Fill it up with the bread leaving very few gaps. Cut one slice into pieces, if necessary, to fill large gaps.

Step 6

In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise and Italian seasoning. Using an electric mixer mix until smooth (be sure to scrape down the sides of your bowl).

Step 7

Using a spatula, spread the mix over all the bread slices in the pan.

Step 8

Cut the thawed meatballs in half sprinkling them evenly over the cream cheese mix.

Step 9

Pour all the spaghetti sauce evenly over the meatballs.

Step 10

Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella over the spaghetti sauce.

Step 11

Bake for 30 minutes, until heated all the way through, and cheese is golden and bubbly.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



So easy and so good! We all enjoyed this casserole. We used a can of tomato sauce instead of spaghetti sauce but otherwise made as directed. I also used low fat cream cheese and part-skim mozzarella without any problems. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(9 Apr 2015)


Such a great easy recipe. I made it for my husband and I, he really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the cream cheese/mayo mixture, as it cooked with the pasta sauce it almost became a delicious creamy rose sauce. I look forward to making it for my kids. It's full of ingredients I'm sure they will enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

review by:
(3 Apr 2014)


Fantastic meatball casserole! We loved the mayonnaise/creamcheese mix and I added in parmesan cheese too. I mad it with Italian meatballs and canned spaghetti sauce and they came out so yummy! My son brought home the leftovers to share with his roommate.

review by:
(24 Mar 2014)


Meg, thanks for telling me about this recipe. I made it and it is so delish! I added parm cheese in the sauce and used provolone instead of mozzarella, and we loved it!

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(4 Feb 2014)


Oh my gosh, this casserole is so darn good! My kids LOVED it and so did we! This is definitely a do over recipe that we will have many more times since we love Italian, and we love meatballs and we love subs too!

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(31 Jan 2014)