Meatball Sandwich Casserole

Recipe by Sooz Cooks
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 8
    slices garlic bread (the Texas Style frozen garlic bread, with or without cheese)
  • 3
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 18
    ounces frozen meatballs (about 36 meatballs)
  • 1
    (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1
    tablespoon brown sugar
  • 12
    teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1
    teaspoon Italian spices (rub between the palms of your hands to release flavor)
  • 1
    cup water
  • 2
    cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • parmesan cheese, to garnish (Grated or Shredded) (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange bread in a single layer in an ungreased 13X9X2 baking dish.
  • Bake about 8 - 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or frying pan and add meatballs. Sauté for about 5 minutes stirring well. Add spaghetti sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, italian seasoning, and water.
  • Pour sauce/meatball mix over bread.
  • Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until hot in center. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve with Grated or Shredded Parmesan Cheese if desired.
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