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Meatball Sub Casserole

I'm back with another easy family night meal.  I've seen this on Pinterest and decided to whip up one since I had a package of meatballs left over in the freezer from the holidays.  I did a slight variation on other recipes I'd found.  For example, I omited using a mayonnaise mixture due to my garlic bread already being buttered.

I was very surprised how delicious it was, although looking at the ingredients, what's not to like?  I will say that it isn't figure friendly, but it does add a nice change up to the pizza and pasta rotation in the house. It was even more delicious as leftovers.

Ingredients:

1 package of frozen Texas toast garlic bread (mine was buttered w/out cheese)
1 package of frozen meatballs
1 jar tomato or pizza sauce
1 cup cheese (or more if that's how you roll)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Arrange bread in a 9x13 pan, ungreased (they all fit perfectly!)
  3. Mix sauce and meatballs together in a pot and heat on the stove until meatballs are warmed through (about 15-20 min.)*
  4. Place garlic bread in oven for about 4 minutes
  5. Remove bread and top lightly with a layer of cheese
  6. Lower oven to 350 degrees
  7. Spoon meatball/sauce mixture on top and spread out (it's ok if some of your bread isn't covered in sauce)
  8. Top with desired amount of cheese
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes
  10. Serve and enjoy!

*if you thaw the meatballs first, this would easily be a 30 minute meal and feel free to add veggies if you like

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