1(8 oz)package cream cheesesoftened to room temerature
2cupsshredded mozzarella cheese,divided use
1fully cooked frozen meatballsthawed
1(28 oz)jar pasta sauce
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Arrange bread slices in a single layer in an ungreased 9 x 13 baking dish. Fill in any gaps with pieces of bread.
In a bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise and seasonings.
Spread mixture over bread slices.
Sprinkle with ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
Gently mix together spaghetti sauce and meatballs.
Spoon over cheese.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes.
For a firmer bread base, 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.
Note: frozen meatball packages come in varying sizes - anywhere from 18 ounces to 32 ounces. This recipe will accommodate most of those sizes. As long as you are grabbing a standard size bag and not a family size bag, it will work.