Make this hearty family-favorite casserole even easier by using pre-frozen meatballs!
to 24 slices (1/4 inch thick) baguette French bread
cup olive or vegetable oil
package (1 lb) frozen cooked Italian-style or regular meatballs (32), thawed
bag (1 lb) frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry, thawed, drained
cups tomato pasta sauce
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
Heat oven to 350°F. Brush 1 side of each bread slice with oil. In ungreased 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate, line bottom and side with bread, oil side up and slightly overlapping slices.
Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
Meanwhile, in large bowl, gently mix meatballs, bell pepper and onion stir-fry, and pasta sauce to coat.
Spoon meatball mixture into crust; bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated in center. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
If the meatballs that you're using are large, just cut each one in half before mixing with the sauce.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.