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!

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
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