- 1 loaf Italian bread, cut into 1-inch thick slices
- 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1-lb. pkg. fully cooked frozen meatballs, thawed
- 1 (28 oz.) jar pasta sauce
- 1 cup water
In a bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise and seasonings. Spread mixture over bread slices. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
Gently mix together spaghetti sauce and meatballs. Spoon over cheese. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes.
I love meatball subs, so I couldn't wait to eat this casserole! I was a little disappointed with the texture of the bread on the bottom, though. The suggestion from the website was to toast the bread first so it wouldn't get too soggy. I still felt like the cheese spread made it too moist. I would love to make this again, and next time I would only make half the spread, and see if that kept the bread a little crisper. I would definitely give this recipe another shot - it has such great potential!