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Baked Simple Meatball Stroganoff

 Baked Simple Meatball Stroganoff
If you like meatball subs, you'll love this tangy casserole—it has all the rich flavor of the popular sandwiches with none of the mess. Italian bread is spread with a cream cheese mixture, then topped with meatballs, spaghetti sauce and cheese. Served with a green salad, it's a hearty meal the whole family enjoys. —Gina Harris, Seneca, South Carolina
6 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 loaf (1 pound) Italian bread, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the onions, bread crumbs and Parmesan
  • cheese. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in.
  • balls; place on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at
  • 400° for 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • Meanwhile, arrange bread in a single layer in an ungreased 13-in. x
  • 9-in. baking dish (all of the bread might not be used). Combine the
  • cream cheese, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning and pepper; spread over

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Baked Simple Meatball Stroganoff (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • the bread. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella.
  • Combine the spaghetti sauce, water and garlic; add meatballs. Pour
  • over cheese mixture; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 641 calories, 39 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 1,234 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 29 g protein.
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