Father’s Day is coming and I, for one, am planning to celebrate with man food. And by man food, I totally mean meatballs. I’m a meatball kind of girl, ok?
I teamed up with Farm Rich to bring you this recipe and they asked me to specifically create something that Dad would love. I mean, I thought about just tossing some of their Mozzarella Sticks in the oven to serve with a bowl of ranch dressing, but I figured maybe they were looking for something more creative than that. Though, really, how can you go wrong with those cheese sticks and ranch?
While I was browsing their list of products hoping for inspiration to strike, I couldn’t help but notice their little Mozzarella Bites. They’re little balls of pizza style dough with gooey mozzarella lurking on the inside. They were obviously pretty impossible to resist.
Inspiration struck and I knew I was going to make a meatball sub casserole. Holy yum.
I popped a package of those Mozzarella Bites in the bottom of a casserole dish, covered them with some of their thawed Meatballs and a jar of marinara, and then I baked it all up with a little extra cheese added on top. You can never have enough cheese when it comes to meatball subs, right?
I might just like this better than a traditional meatball sub! It miiiiiiight have something to do with the cheese stuffed bread bites. It’s such a fun and unexpected surprise when you bite into one of the bites. They are slightly sweet and garlicky. I really loved the flavor of these little guys!
This casserole is definitely a new favorite in my house. The soft bread, the melty cheese, the Italian Style Meatballs.
I think you guys will love it just as much as we do…especially since it’s only 4 simple ingredients and ready in just 20 minutes! Serve this with a green salad on the side and you’re good to go for Father’s Day (or any day!) dinner.
Talk about keeping real life, real good. Simple dinners like this are what real life is made of in my house!
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Meatball Sub Casserole
- 1 package Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites
- 1/2 package Farm Rich Italian Style Meatballs about 25 meatballs, thawed
- 24 ounce jar marinara
- 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place Mozzarella Bites in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
- Top with meatballs and marinara. Sprinkle cheese on top.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until heated through and cheese has melted.