October 12th, 2015

Meatball Sub Casserole

I first made Meatball Sub Casserole over 20 years ago, when my husband and I were just married. (I made half the recipe back then). It was one of his favorites. And then, somehow, I lost the recipe.

Meatball Sub Casserole
I’m not sure what brought back the memory of Meatball Sub Casserole, but I recently decided to search the Internet and see if I could find the recipe, or at least a similar one. Sure enough, there were quite a few versions of Meatball Sub Casserole out there. This version seemed closest to the one I used to make. Sliced Italian bread is topped with a marinara sauce, meatballs and cheese for a hearty comfort food casserole that everyone will love! My husband still loves it, and it was a big hit with the rest of the family too! And this time I’ll be sure to keep a copy of the recipe in a safe place!

Meatball Sub Casserole

Preparation 15 min 2017-06-25T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 30 min 2017-06-25T00:30:00+00:00 Total Time 0:45 2017-06-25T00:45:00+00:00


  • 1 loaf Italian bread, cut into 1-inch thick slices
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 pound frozen meatballs, thawed
  • 1 (28-oz.) jar pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Chopped fresh basil, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. Arrange bread slices in a single layer in the prepared pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, basil, oregano and pepper. Spread over bread slices. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
  3. In another medium bowl, mix together meatballs, spaghetti sauce and water; spoon over cheese. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted and golden. Garnish with chopped fresh basil, if desired.

For more great casserole recipes visit allfreecasserolerecipes.com. You’ll find delicious, family friendly recipes, like Chicken Alfredo Baked ZitiSmothered Chicken Enchilada Bake and much more!

 Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from My Recipes



  1. This is so my kind of casserole, love it!

  2. Thanks Danelle for this great recipe. I can see my husband too enjoying this recipe. Will make it tonight.

  3. Going to make tonight. I was wondering if the bread gets soggy?


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