Meatball Sandwich Casserole

With purchased meatballs, this hearty entrée for six is easy to make. And with bread slices surrounding the dish, it’s pretty to serve!

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

18
to 24 slices (1/4 inch thick) baguette French bread
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
1
package (1 lb) frozen cooked Italian-style or regular meatballs (32), thawed
1
bag (1 lb) frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry, thawed, drained
1 1/2
cups tomato pasta sauce
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Brush 1 side of each bread slice with oil. In ungreased 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate, line bottom and side with bread, oil side up and slightly overlapping slices.
  • 2 Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in large bowl, gently mix meatballs, bell pepper and onion stir-fry, and pasta sauce to coat.
  • 4 Spoon meatball mixture into crust; 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 Heat oven to 350°F. Brush 1 side of each bread slice with oil. In ungreased 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate, line bottom and side with bread, oil side up and slightly overlapping slices.
  • 2 Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in large bowl, gently mix meatballs, bell pepper and onion stir-fry, and pasta sauce to coat.
  • 4 Spoon meatball mixture into crust; 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.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If the meatballs that you're using are large, just cut each one in half before mixing with the sauce.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
1130mg
1130%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.