Meatball Subs in a Pan Casserole

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Those with kids must try this! Very easy, inexpensive treat, ready in no time. Great for family dinners or pot luck.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf Italian bread, sliced
  • 1 lb frozen Italian vegetables (or mixed veggies, whatever is on hand)
  • 1 lb frozen italian meatballs (I love Momma Rosie's)
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 12 ounces mozzarella cheese (shredded)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Oil 9x13 pan with olive oil (or spray with Pam).
  3. Cover bottom of pan with bread slices.
  4. Bake for 10 min, or until browned.
  5. Top with meatballs and sauce and veggies.
  6. Bake 15 minutes.
  7. Top with cheese bake 15 minutes or until browned and bubbly.
  8. Let stand 5 min before serving.
Most Helpful

This was a very hearty casserole. I sauteed onions and green peppers in place of the Italian vegetables. I found it difficult to cut through the toasted bread, so next time, I'm going to cube the bread rather than toast it. I think it will make for easier serving.

KarenTheMiltch May 21, 2008

DH & I enjoyed this a lot, though I made some changes. Primarily, I didn't know whether the recipe called for thawing the frozen veggies or leaving frozen. Instead, I sauteed some rings of bell pepper and onion, and sliced mushrooms, and layered in those instead of the frozen vegetables. I also only used half a loaf of French bread, but I guess that depends on how thick you slice it. Thanks for a quick, filling dinner idea!

newspapergal December 06, 2006