Meatball Sub Casserole Recipe – A Wonderful Take on The Popular Meatball Sub In A Casserole!

This is probably the best Meatball Sub Casserole I’ve made and I’ve made several! I love the layer of cream cheese in this casserole.

Meatball Sub Casserole

This meatball casserole is a wonderful take on the Italian Meatball Sandwich.

You can use light mayo if you want. It doesn’t effect the creaminess of this meatball sandwich casserole at all.

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Meatball Sub Casserole Recipe
  • 1 ⁄3 cup chopped green onion to taste
  • 1 ⁄4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb ground beef
For The Casserole
  • 1 loaf Italian bread cut into 1 inch slices
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 ⁄2 cup mayonnaise not low-fat or lite
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1 28 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
Basic Meatball Recipe
  1. In a bowl, combine the onions, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Add the beef and mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on a rack.
  2. In a shallow baking pan, bake for 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink. (Or cook in a skillet on medium heat.).
  3. Reduce oven temperature to 350.
  4. Meanwhile, arrange the bread in a single layer in an ungreased 13x9x2" baking dish. (All of the bread might not be used.).
  5. Combine the cream cheese, mayo, Italian seasoning and pepper; spread over the bread. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella.
Meatball Sub Sauce
  1. Combine the jar of spaghetti sauce, water and garlic; add the meatballs. Pour over the cheese mixture; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  2. Bake, uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes or until heated through.


Alternative: I always like to make homemade meatballs when time allows. However you could make this dish with frozen Italian meatballs from the grocery store!

Whether you use homemade meatballs or frozen Italian meatballs I hope you enjoy this Meatball Sub Casserole recipe. I do!

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Recipe based on one by yooper
Photo by anniesnomsblog