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Baked Simple Meatball Stroganoff

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

If you like meatball subs, you'll love this tangy casserole that has all the rich flavor of the popular sandwiches with none of the mess. Italian bread is spread with a cream cheese mixture, then topped with meatballs, spaghetti sauce and cheese. Bravo! —Gina Harris, Seneca, South Carolina
Baked Simple Meatball Stroganoff Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) Italian bread, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 3-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the onions, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 400° until no longer pink, 15-20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, arrange bread in a single layer in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning and pepper; spread over the bread. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella.
  3. Combine the spaghetti sauce, water and garlic; add meatballs. Pour over cheese mixture; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until heated through, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 641 calories, 39g fat (15g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 1234mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.

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