My boys LOVE this! It is quick and simple! I am always asked to bring this to Super Bowl® parties and family events!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Heat garlic bread with spread side up on a baking sheet in the preheated oven until warm and golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bring spaghetti sauce to a boil in a large pot. Place frozen meatballs into sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer until meatballs are heated through, about 20 minutes.

  • Tear garlic bread into bite-size pieces and spread into bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Pour spaghetti sauce and meatballs over garlic bread, coating bread with sauce and distributing meatballs evenly. Spread mozzarella cheese over top in a layer, followed by a layer of Parmesan cheese.

  • Bake casserole until cheese has melted, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you are using the frozen garlic toast that is already sliced packaged in boxes, I usually need 2 boxes. I have even used the frozen garlic bread with cheese, and it is great too!

Nutrition Facts

733.1 calories; protein 39.1g 78% DV; carbohydrates 58g 19% DV; fat 37.2g 57% DV; cholesterol 139.9mg 47% DV; sodium 1385.9mg 55% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2017
I decided to make this recipe because my son had been begging me for something with meatballs in it. My biggest concern was the bread coming out soggy (I see I'm not alone). I decided to remedy this by cooking the bread separately and then putting the crisp bread on the plate with the meatball sauce over the bread! It was a huge success!!! My son has a new favorite! Another option would be to dip the bread into the sauce. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/20/2013
I seriously wanted this to be as great as it sounded, but I thought, "hmm bread under sauce for 20+ minutes sound gloopey". I should have listened to my inner voice. My spaghetti sauce was delish, my homemade meatballs were delish--I should have served them BESIDE some garlic bread. I would cook & cut my garlic bread into bigger squares and serve them under the meatballs & sauce just no extra cooking step. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 50
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 2 stars
11/20/2013
I seriously wanted this to be as great as it sounded, but I thought, "hmm bread under sauce for 20+ minutes sound gloopey". I should have listened to my inner voice. My spaghetti sauce was delish, my homemade meatballs were delish--I should have served them BESIDE some garlic bread. I would cook & cut my garlic bread into bigger squares and serve them under the meatballs & sauce just no extra cooking step. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2017
I decided to make this recipe because my son had been begging me for something with meatballs in it. My biggest concern was the bread coming out soggy (I see I'm not alone). I decided to remedy this by cooking the bread separately and then putting the crisp bread on the plate with the meatball sauce over the bread! It was a huge success!!! My son has a new favorite! Another option would be to dip the bread into the sauce. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2018
Whole family loved it. Because of all of the people who complained in the reviews that the bread became soggy, I cooked the garlic bread twice. Once as directed, then I cut it into bite sized pieces, and lowered the heat to 350 and let it cook again while the meatballs cooked (about 15-20 minutes). I also only used one jar of sauce (trust me, it's plenty of sauce still). Then I added an extra cup of cheese to the meatballs and sauce, stirred that in, poured the sauce over the bread bites, topped with the 2 cups of cheese and finished as directed. Let sit 5 min, and *boom* instant family favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2013
This is a great idea! Thanks! I added more flavor by making homemade meatballs and sauce and I mixed up some mozzarella cheese with some garlic herb spread and spread that on the bread (I used a baguette from the bakery-not the frozen bread). Baked it until the cheese was bubbly and then I topped that with the meatballs and the sauce and some more mozzarella along with a little bit of italian bread crumbs and then baked until the cheese melted. It was really quick, easy and delicious! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2013
It is fast and tasty alternative to pasta. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2013
This was a quick and tasty meal. I am not sure how it will reheat as the bread was starting to get soggy, but overall very good. Next time I will add some peppers and onions. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2016
I made it as directed as it was pretty good. As some of the other reviewers wrote I was concerned a bout the bread becoming soggy and it did. I think next time I make it I will keep the bread on the side then spoon it over the bread at the table. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2014
I lined garlic bread around dish and put sausage with meatballs in center easy and great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2016
I made this tonight! Very good and easy. I used my own meatballs that I made the night before. I used ciabatta rolls instead of regular french garlic bread- crusty. So I baked it first , well done , so it could hold up well in the sauce. Thanks for the receipt!!! Read More
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