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Cheesy Meatball Sub Casserole

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It’s so easy to enjoy this classic sub in a casserole form! Grab a fork and sink your teeth into this delectable Cheesy Meatball Sub Casserole.

Hubs loves ordering his favorite Meatball Sub at our favorite Italian Deli. I thought I would surprise him with a meatball sub casserole! He absolutely loved it! So much that he went back for seconds!




Let’s get that big spoon and scoop some of this deliciousness onto a plate!

Look at that cheese!!

Make sure to toast the sliced bread first, place it under the broiler for a couple minutes until golden brown, flip it over and repeat.

Here’s what you will need to make this Easy Cheesy Meatball Sub Casserole:

  • Hannaford Italian Style Meatballs
  • Hannaford Marinara Pasta Sauce
  • Hannaford Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese
  • Hannaford Cream Cheese
  • Hannaford Italian Bread
  • Mayonnaise
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Black pepper

Slice the bread into 1″ slices.

Toast the bread under a broiler for a couple minutes, flip over and broil for another couple minutes.

Make the cream cheese spread:

Add Mayonnaise.

Add Italian Seasoning.

Add black pepper.

Mix it all up with a fork.

Spread on the toasted bread.

Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the bread.

Toss meatballs with pasta sauce.

Pour the saucy meatballs over the bread.

Add the rest of the shredded cheese. Ready to pop in the oven! Place in the oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.

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It is great for feeding a crowd too, just double the recipe!

You will have tons of very happy friends and a happy family! Look at that cheese!

Get my fork out because I need a bite… NOW! 



Cheesy Meatball Sub Casserole
Yield: 8

Cheesy Meatball Sub Casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

It's so easy to enjoy this classic sub in casserole form! Grab a fork and sink your teeth into this delectable Meatball Sub Casserole.


  • 1 loaf Italian bread, cut into 1-inch thick slices
  • 1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 pound pkg. frozen mini meatballs, thawed
  • 1 28-oz. jar pasta sauce


  1. Place sliced bread on baking sheet and place under the broiler for 2 mins or golden brown, flip over and bake for another 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer bread slices in a single layer in an ungreased 13"x9" baking pan; set aside. Break up extra pieces to fit into any spaces.
  3. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, and seasonings; spread over bread slices.
  4. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese; set aside.
  5. Gently mix together meatballs and pasta sauce spoon over cheese.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  7. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  8. Serve with a salad.

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Nettie is a wife and mother who is passionate about cooking and baking… especially when easy meals are involved! With 5 children, Nettie insists that all meals, snacks, and desserts come together quickly! You will find a wide variety of easy yet scrumptious recipes on her very popular website Moore or Less Cooking


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