Sunday, September 1, 2013

Meatball Sandwich Casserole Bake

You will need:

1 bag of frozen meatballs
1 jar of marinara sauce or spaghetti sauce if there isn't any marinara on hand
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup Italian blend cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 loaf of fresh Italian bread, sliced

To prepare:

Preheat oven to 400.

Place entire bag of meatballs in pot with sauce (I also add garlic powder to taste) and cook over medium heat until warmed completely through, about 10 minutes. 

Stir as needed to keep meatballs from sticking to pot. 

Once heated through remove from heat. Place meatballs in the center of a 9x13 baking dish

Sprinkle mozzarella and Italian blend cheeses over meatballs topping off with the Parmesan. 

Take the slices of Italian bread and line the pan all the way around with them so that they are kind of keeping the meatballs toward the center of the pan. The bread slices will be standing up in the pan as shown in the picture. You have creative freedom here with the can lightly butter and garlic the bread prior to placing it in the pan if you prefer or even brush lightly with olive oil and garlic. The choice is yours.

Place in oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven, serve and enjoy! 

Disclaimer: This is NOT my own personal recipe. I found it on a site that did not have a Pinterest link so I placed it here to remember and easily link. Thank you.

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