Italian Meatball Casserole – It’s Delish In A Dish!

Do you like meatball sub sandwiches? if so, you are going to go crazy over this super easy-to-make casserole. I’m tellin’ ya what, son, this stuff is loaded with flavor! I can’t believe I went 35 years without ever making this dish of yumminess. My family was crazy for this meal as well. My husband told me that he hopes I make it again soon and trust me, I fully intend, too. Enjoy!

Check out what my husband had to say about this recipe:

When my wife made this hearty meatball casserole I felt liek i wanted to go out and buy her diamonds. It was excellent!

Go with that feeling, honey 🙂

Ingredients

1/3 cup chopped green onions

1/4 cup 4C Italian seasoned bread crumbs

3 tablespoons Kraft grated parmesan cheeses

1 pound ground beef

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

1 (8 ounce) package Philadelphia cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup Duke’s mayonnaise

1 teaspoon McCormick Italian seasoning

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

3 cups Newman’s Own spaghetti sauce

1 cup water

2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

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).

Arrange the bread cubes in a single layer in an ungreased 9×13 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.

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.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until heated through.

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Quick Tip: Serve with breadsticks and a tossed salad.