21 May 2012

Meatball Sub Casserole

First off All, just a little announcement. I'm having a little trouble keeping up with my blog lately,. Too much to do and not enough time. I haven't been doing nearly as much cooking and crafting, so I'm running out of things to post. I'm going to switch back to posting two times a week instead of three for the summer. I'll be posting on Mondays and Thursdays.

Also, dont forget about the May Link Party, there is still plenty of time to share you links and join the fun

I've seen meatball sub casseroles all over Pinterest. Well, mostly I've seen different pictures of the same recipe over and over again. It uses mayonnaise and a bunch of other unnecessary ingredients. Then I saw this recipe, that originally cam from the Pillsbury website. It was so much simpler than the other recipe I saw. I changed it up a little bit to meet my flavor desires, as in used green chiles instead of bell peppers. I also used fresh onion instead of frozen because it's what I had. This recipe is a keeper.

Meatball Sub Casserole
  • 18 to 24 slices (1/4 inch thick) baguette French bread ( I used regular French Bread so I did need as many slices, I also cut my sliced in half since they were bigger.)
  • 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 package (1 lb) frozen meatballs, thawed
  • 1/2 Medium onion, diced
  • 1 small can diced green chiles
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato based pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
Heat oven to 350°F. Brush 1 side of each bread slice with oil. In an ungreased 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate, line bottom and side with bread, oil side up and slightly overlapping slices. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. In a large bowl mix together meatballs, onion, green chiles and pasta sauce. Spoon meatball mixture into pie plate over bread; bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated in center. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. 


  1. This looks great! I'm going to pin it :)

  2. Great variation! May have to give this a try!

  3. This looks sooooo yummy!
    Thanks for sharing!
    The meatball got me to following! (;

  4. What a great idea, Erin! Never, ever would have thought to do it as a casserole. Love it and I'm totally gonna do it the next time I have a craving for a meatball sub. Pinning it too! ~Mary

  5. I know what you mean about keeping up with everything, sometimes we get to running as fast as we can. Your Meatball Sub Casserole looks awesome, we just love a recipe like this. Hope you have a very special week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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