braces safe casserole, meatball subs


1 loaf Italian bread, cut into 1-inch thick slices

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. pepper

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1-lb. pkg. fully cooked frozen meatballs, thawed

1 (28 oz.) jar pasta sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Arrange bread slices in a single layer in an ungreased 9 x 13 baking dish. Fill in any gabs with pieces of bread. Note:I recommend toasting the bread first. You can place the dish into the oven (on the broiler setting) and toast both sides. It should only take a minute or two.
  3. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise and seasonings.
  4. Spread mixture over bread slices.
  5. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
  6. Gently mix together spaghetti sauce and meatballs.
  7. Spoon over cheese.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  9. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes.

Braces Friendly Recipe.