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Meatball Casserole

For the meatballs

1 lb. ground beef

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 large egg

1/3 c. bread crumbs

2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tbsp. vegetable oil


For the casserole

Cooking spray

1 baguette, sliced 3/4-” thick

1/4 c. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 c. freshly shredded mozzarella, divided

3 c. marinara sauce

Preheat oven to 400°. Make meatballs: In a large bowl, combine ground beef, garlic, egg, bread crumbs, and parsley. Season generously with salt and pepper, then stir together until just combined. Form into 30 evenly sized balls.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Cook meatballs, in two batches, until no pink remains, 5 to 6 minutes, then drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Grease a 9″-x-13″ baking dish with cooking spray. Place baguette slices in an even layer in the bottom of dish. In a medium bowl, stir together melted butter, garlic, and Italian seasoning and season with salt and pepper. Brush all over baguette. Top with 1 cup mozzarella, an even layer of marinara, meatballs, and remaining mozzarella.

Bake until cheese is melty, 12 to 15 minutes.

Garnish with parsley before serving.