• ~ Meatballs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onions
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • ~
  • 2 Large Cans Del Fratelli Italian All Purpose Sauce
  • 1 loaf fresh Italian Bread, sliced
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tbsp. Mayo
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 2 C. Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • Parmesan Cheese

It’s been way too long since I’ve posted a recipe. I have still been cooking and taking pictures just haven’t had time to sit and type and edit them! We just got back from a much needed amazing Florida vacation. My parents have a house down there so we try to make it there every year during the spring just to break up the winter and get a little taste of summer before it is here. It is so nice to spend a week with them, we had a great time. Between my dad and I cooking, we ate better than you could at a restaurant!! At least that’s what we like to think. This meatball sub casserole is to die for. Just try it, I promise it won’t let you down.

 

 Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl combine all meatball ingredients, roll in to balls, set aside. Next, pour two cans of sauce in to large sauce pan, add the uncooked meatballs to sauce and simmer for about an hour and a half until meatballs are done. While sauce and balls are cooking, mix together cream cheese, mayo, italian seasoning, and pepper in a small bowl. Spread mixture on individual slices of bread (as if you are thickly buttering bread) and cover the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 pan with a single layer of  your “buttered” bread (pretend you are making lasagna). Next sprinkle some mozzarella and parmesan on top of the bread layer and repeat. You now have two layers of  bread in your pan. Not every single space will be filled with bread but if you want to rip up pieces to fill in the empty spaces, feel free. Once your meatballs are done, distribute evenly on top of bread, spoon sauce on top of meatballs and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake for about 30 minutes until sides are bubbly and cheese is melted. ENJOY!

 

All good things come to an end… It’s back to reality!!