Bubble-Up Meatball Sub Casserole

Delicious Bubble-Up Meatball Sub Casserole is low on effort, but big on satisfying taste. I seriously want a helping of it right now. Good news for me is I have leftovers in the refrigerator (did I mention this recipe is pretty generous?). Great news for you is that you can have it made and baked in way under an hour.

Delicious Bubble-Up Meatball Sub Casserole is low on effort, but big on satisfying taste. It's comfort food that's not too bad on the waistline. Such a yummy dinner recipe the whole family will love. | Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

This is my go-to meal when kids are congregating at our house or we have people over to hang out by the pool. It’s cheaper than ordering pizza and easier than slaving over a hot grill. You can definitely assemble it a couple of hours before popping it in the oven, but not much more than that or the biscuits start to flatten out.

This recipe is basically little to no prep consisting of refrigerated biscuits, frozen meatballs, marinara sauce, and cheese.

There is one step I like to add when time permits because it really ups the flavor: sauteing peppers and onions. To save time, you could purchase pre-chopped veggies either fresh or frozen at the store because the sauteing really only takes about two minutes.

Peppers for Delicious Bubble-Up Meatball Sub Casserole is low on effort, but big on satisfying taste. It's comfort food that's not too bad on the waistline. Such a yummy dinner recipe the whole family will love. | Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

The only other prep is the biscuits. Once you separate them into 8 biscuits, you then need to cut each biscuit into sixths or even eighths. You need them small so that they bake up nicely to provide the bubble-up in your casserole.

Biscuits for Delicious Bubble-Up Meatball Sub Casserole is low on effort, but big on satisfying taste. It's comfort food that's not too bad on the waistline. Such a yummy dinner recipe the whole family will love. | Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

After this, it’s just tossing together ingrredients and baking. One note: I use a four quart dish for this to give it plenty of room to spread out. You don’t want the ingredients too deep or you might end up with soggy biscuits.

While this casserole lands firmly in the land of comfort foods, it’s not too terrible on the calories if you use turkey meatballs. I calculated on My Fitness Pal that one very generous serving containing 3.0 ounces of meatballs, one biscuit, 0.2 cups sauce, and 1 ounce of cheese was 470 calories. If you split the casserole evenly into ninths, the calorie count is about 300. Not too bad for something that is so satisfying. The calorie count could have been lowered further if I used reduced calorie mozzarella.

Bubble-Up Meatball Sub Casserole

Bubble-Up Meatball Sub Casserole

INGREDIENTS

1 can Grands Homestyle original refrigerated biscuits

1 bag (20 oz.) frozen turkey meatballs

1 pepper (color of your choosing) diced or about 1/2 cup prepared diced pepper (optional)

1/2 cup diced onion (optional)

3 cups marinara sauce

2 cups shredded Italian Cheese Blend or Mozzarella

1/4 cup grated paremesan

1/2 teaspoon oregano or Italian Seasoning Blend (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a four quart (10.5 x 14.75 inch) dish with cooking spray.

Heat one teaspoon of olive oil in a saute pan. (Could instead spray with cooking spray.) Saute pepper and onion until tender.

Open biscuits and separate into 8 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into sixths or eighths.

Pour marinara sauce into the baking dish and mix in pepper and onion.

Place meatballs in the baking dish and toss until well coated with the sauce.

Add biscuit pieces to the dish and toss gently until coated and evenly distributed.

Sprinkle cheeses evenly over the top.

Sprinkle oregano over the top if desired.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until biscuit pieces are puffed. If it starts to brown too quickly, you can always loosely cover it with foil.

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Enjoy!

Ellen

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