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Meatball Sub Casserole

 Meatball Sub Casserole
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!
3 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 pound ground beef
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  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a bowl, combine the spaghetti sauce, water and garlic; add

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Meatball Sub Casserole (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • meatballs. Pour over bread. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated
  • through. Yield: 3 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat cream cheese, reduced-fat mayonnaise and meatless spaghetti sauce) equals 371 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 943 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein.