Italian Meatball Sandwich Casserole

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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!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 to 7 servings

Ingredients

  • cup chopped green onions

  • ¼ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf Italian bread, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ¼ 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, Parmesan 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1046 Calories
65g Fat
74g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 1046
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 65g 83%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 1876mg 82%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 432mg 33%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 850mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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