Meatball Sub Grilled Cheese Casserole

## Meatball Sub Grilled Cheese Casserole Alert!

Craving a comfort food mashup? Look no further! This Meatball Sub Grilled Cheese Casserole is your new go-to dinner delight. Imagine juicy meatballs, cheesy goodness, and the classic flavor of a grilled cheese, all in one dish. Perfect for any night of the week, this recipe combines the hearty flavors of a meatball sub sandwich with the comforting, gooey nature of a grilled cheese. What could be better?

### Ingredients

– 1 loaf of Italian bread
– 1 lb frozen meatballs, thawed
– 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
– 1 cup marinara sauce
– 4 tbsp butter, melted
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1 tsp Italian seasoning
– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

### Instructions

1. **Preheat Oven**: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. **Prepare Bread**: Cut the Italian bread into bite-sized pieces and spread them evenly in a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.
3. **Season Bread**: In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Pour this mixture over the bread cubes and toss to coat them evenly.
4. **Add Meatballs**: Arrange the thawed meatballs evenly on top of the seasoned bread cubes.
5. **Add Marinara Sauce**: Pour the marinara sauce evenly over the meatballs, making sure each meatball is covered.
6. **Cheese It Up**: Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the entire dish, ensuring an even layer.
7. **Top with Parmesan**: Finally, top with the grated Parmesan cheese to give it that extra cheesy goodness.
8. **Bake**: Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
9. **Cool and Serve**: Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy this easy, cheesy, and oh-so-satisfying meal!

### Notes

– **Bread Choice**: Italian bread works best for this recipe, but you can also use French bread or any hearty, crusty bread that holds up well when baked.
– **Customize**: Feel free to add other ingredients like sautéed onions, bell peppers, or even a drizzle of balsamic glaze on top for a little extra flair.
– **Make-Ahead**: This casserole can be assembled ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Just pop it in the oven when you’re ready to bake!

### Suggestion

Pair this casserole with a simple tossed salad or some roasted vegetables to balance the richness of the dish. It also goes well with a light red wine or a sparkling water with a slice of lemon for a refreshing beverage choice.

### Conclusion

Say hello to your new favorite comfort food! This Meatball Sub Grilled Cheese Casserole is a perfect blend of flavors that’s sure to please everyone at the dinner table. It’s easy to make, deliciously cheesy, and wonderfully satisfying. Next time you’re in the mood for something comforting yet exciting, give this recipe a try and watch it become a household favorite.

### FAQ

**Q1: Can I use homemade meatballs instead of frozen?**
A1: Absolutely! Homemade meatballs will be fantastic in this dish. Just make sure they are cooked through before adding to the casserole.

**Q2: Can I use a different type of cheese?**
A2: Certainly! You can substitute mozzarella with provolone or cheddar, or even use a combination of different cheeses for added flavor.

**Q3: Is there a vegetarian version of this casserole?**
A3: Yes, you can use vegetarian meatballs or hearty veggies like mushrooms and zucchini as a meat substitute.

**Q4: How do I store leftovers?**
A4: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

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