Meatball Sub Casserole Recipe
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Meatball Sub Casserole Recipe

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If you like meatball subs, this tangy casserole from Gina Harris in Seneca, South Carolina is sure to be a favorite. It’s fast, flavorful and with a green salad…becomes a meal!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 pound lean ground beef
  • 6 slices French bread baguette (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Dash pepper
  • 2/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 371 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 943mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine the onion, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Add beef and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, arrange bread in a single layer in an ungreased shallow 3-cup baking dish. Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning and pepper; spread over bread. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese.
  3. In a bowl, combine the spaghetti sauce, water and garlic; add meatballs. Pour over bread. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Meatball Sub Casserole in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p17

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"3 cup baking dish?? Did you mean a 3 quart baking dish?"

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"Yum, yum, yum! This was a huge hit at the "hotdish" potluck at our church. There was virtually nothing left to bring home; I don't think my husband even got a serving before it was all gone. I probably won't make this too often, as we're trying to eat healthier, but for special splurges it definitely is worth it."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"I too had to hunt down this recipe on the Internet. I'm glad it's here at TOH so I could save it. I have made this two times before. Each time I've used different sauces made by the same company, Balducci's out of Chicago. One sauce is a Vodka sauce and the other had a bit of a kick in flavor, it was their Arrabbiata sauce. This dish is easy to prepare and delicious to eat. Everyone I have served it to went back for seconds and thirds. I have also embellished the meatballs by using grass fed beef, ground pork and Italian sausage mixed. I also use a 9 x 13. Any meatballs left over are a bonus for a future dish."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"3 cup baking dish?"

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"Jill the original recipe is awesome, you're right!  Your post sent me on a hunt to find it & I did!  They've renamed the recipe to Baked Simple Meatball Stroganoff.


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