Made this more than a couple weeks ago so here we go:
Meatball Sub Casserole
Original recipe can be found here.
1 loaf Italian bread, cur into 1-inch thick slices
1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp pepper
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 lb package fully cooked frozen meatballs, thawed
1 28oz jar pasta sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Arrange bread slices in a single layer in ungreased 9×13 baking dish and fill in gaps with small bits of bread.
In a bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise and seasonings. Spread over bread slices. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella.
Gently mix together sauce and meatballs, spoon over cheese.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes.
I didn’t use the mayonnaise – I’m not a big fan. But overall I wasn’t a fan of this recipe, and not because I think it was missing mayonnaise. I didn’t like the textures of well everything. It also took longer than if I’d just made regular meatball subs and most definitely doesn’t seem worth the extra effort and time.