Meatball Sub Casserole Recipe

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Meatball Sub Casserole RecipeBig family meals together and comfort foods are always a win – especially during the holiday season! And a hearty Italian-inspired dish always comes to mind in those situations! You can always go with a great pasta dish, but this casserole dish combines many of our favorites – cheese, garlic bread, and delicious meatballs!

Italian-inspired Dish

Meatball Sub Casserole DishYUM!!!! If only the delicious smell could come through your screen right now! Bursting with flavor, hearty and delicious, this meatball sub bake is a family favorite here! It’s got the taste of meatball subs, but in a family-style serving dish! The secret to some extra good flavor in this recipe is using Carando® Fresh Italian Style Meatballs!Carando Meatballs

Convenient Fresh Meatballs

When you want good quality, fresh meatballs without having to hand make your own from scratch, Carando Fresh Italian Style Meatballs are a GREAT choice! They are authentically crafted and deliciously convenient. I purchase these at our local Winco in the refrigerated meat aisle (be sure to snag a coupon to Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Carando® Item at Winco) – super easy!!! The flavors and freshness really make this dish extra delicious and I love that I can just pop them in the oven (according to package directions) while I’m prepping the rest of the recipe! Super convenient!So while the meatballs cook in the oven, I prep the other ingredients for this tasty meatball sub bake! That starts with making garlic bread (much like I do for our delicious homemade garlic bread recipe) in the baking dish! The garlic bread is the base for this casserole and I find that toasting it up first (right in the oven while the meatballs cook) help the consistency and flavors.
Making meatball casserole

Once the bread is done, you spread a mix of ricotta cheese and pasta sauce over the cheesy garlic bread. Then, you top with the cooked meatballs, a little more sauce, and some more cheese! It’s sort of like lasagna meets a meatball sub…and it’s DELICIOUS! Whether it’s a weeknight meal or a special holiday gathering, this is one great dish to feed the family!

Meatball Sub Casserole Recipe

Meatball Sub Bake

Meatball Sub Casserole Recipe
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Meatball Sub Casserole Recipe

Bursting with flavor, hearty, and delicious, this meatball sub bake is a great family dish!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Sara @ Mom Endeavors


  • 2 packages Carando Fresh Italian Style Meatballs
  • 1 loaf french bread sliced
  • 4 TBSP butter melted
  • 1 tsp garlic powder divided
  • 1 C ricotta cheese
  • 2 C pasta sauce divided
  • 2 C mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1 C Parmesan cheese divided
  • *Optional - chopped parsley as garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Bake meatballs on a foil-lined baking sheet according to package directions.
  • While the meatballs bake, prepare the garlic bread. Slice french bread into 3/4 inch slices, arrange in 9x13 baking dish.
  • Combine melted butter with 1 tsp garlic powder and brush mixture onto bread slices. Top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/5 cup of parmesan cheese. Place dish in oven approximately 5-7 minutes (while meatballs bake), until bread is slightly toasted and cheese is melted.
  • While bread bakes, mix together ricotta cheese and 1 cup pasta sauce in a small bowl.
  • When ready, remove baking dish with bread and meatballs from the oven.
  • Spread ricotta and sauce mixture over the bread. Arranged meatballs over the mixture. Top with remaining sauce and remaining cheeses.
  • Bake uncovered for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melty and bubbling.
  • Serve immediately with parsley as an optional garnish.
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Yum! It’s so good! So, be sure to pick up all the ingredients to make this tasty meatball sub casserole recipe for your next family holiday meal. Remember, you can snag a coupon here while supplies last –> 

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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