Meatball Pizza Sandwich Casserole

Meatball Pizza Sandwich Casserole

Take Italian favorites--ready-made frozen meatballs, mozzarella, and prepared pizza sauce--and turn them into a fun casserole.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
cans (15 oz each) pizza sauce
1
French baguette loaf (1 lb), cut into 1-inch-thick slices
1 1/2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
1
bag (16 oz) frozen cooked Italian meatballs (about 32 meatballs), thawed
1/2
cup chopped pepperoni (2 oz)
1/2
cup chopped red bell pepper (1/2 medium)
1/4
cup shredded fresh basil leaves
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat cream cheese and pizza sauce until well blended.
  2. In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, spread 1 cup of sauce mixture; arrange baguette slices over sauce. Spread top of baguette slices with 1 cup sauce mixture; sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese.
  3. Stir meatballs and pepperoni into remaining sauce mixture; pour over cheese. Sprinkle with bell pepper and remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Add favorite pizza toppings--mushrooms, olives, cooked Italian sausage or bacon--to this recipe along with the bell pepper.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1/8 of Recipe)
  • Calories 525
    • (Calories from Fat 245),
  • Total Fat 27g
    • (Saturated Fat 11g,),
  • Cholesterol 90mg;
  • Sodium 1410mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 44g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 26g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.