October 12th, 2015

Meatball Sub Casserole

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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

Everything you love about a meatball sub sandwich in convenient casserole form.


  • 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.
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 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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