Friday, March 16, 2018

Meatball Bake

I think this one might have been a Buzzfeed recipe too (the chances are good) - meatballs tossed with sauce and cut pieces of baguette, covered with cheese and baked.  I fancy-pantsed it a little by tossing the bread cubes with melted butter and garlic and toasting them before mixing them with the rest of the ingredients and baking.

Can't go wrong with garlic bread in any form, am I right?

Meatballs - already cooked, thawed if frozen
Pasta sauce
Salt and Pepper
Cheese - mozza or parm or both

Heat your oven to broil and mix some melted butter and chopped garlic with a bit of S&P.  Toss the chunked baguette with the butter, spread out on a pan and broil until toasted, turning once or twice.
Remove the garlic toast chunks from the oven and lower the heat to 400'.
In a large bowl mix the meatballs and sauce together, add in the bread.  Make it as saucy as you like.
Pour into a baking dish, arrange balls and bread to get a good ratio all over the pan if necessary.
Top with shredded cheese, and bake until heated through and the cheese is melty and lovely.