Meatball Casserole

Who loves Italian?  I do! I do!  Well, actually the whole family does so I have been searching the internet for some recipes that I’ve never made before and found this one.  I have bought a bag of frozen meatballs but you can also use ground beef and make your own.  And you will also need a garlic spread, which I bought mine already made up but if you would like to try your own, make a blend of 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese and 1/2 teaspoon dried basil.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans crescent roll dough
  • 1 block (8 oz.) of light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon garlic spread seasoning
  • 1-1/2 to 2 lbs. meatballs (depending on size, cut in half or quartered)
  • 3 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  1. Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.  Unroll the crescent roll dough and press into baking dish, covering bottom of dish and pressing it halfway up the sides of the dish.
  2. Place the cream cheese in a small bowl and mash it with a fork.  Add in the garlic spread seasoning and thoroughly blend it in the cream cheese.  Spread the cream cheese in a thin layer over the crescent roll dough.  It may be easier to spread it out with your fingers instead of using a spatula.
  3. Combine the meatballs and spaghetti sauce in a large bowl and then carefully pour or spoon it over the cream cheese and dough.
  4. Sprinkle the shredded Mozzarella cheese over the top and place it in the oven for about 30 minutes or until is melted and the sauce is bubbly.

Author: Vikki

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