Credit for this recipe goes to Gooseberry Patch Cook Book
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
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Arrange bread slices in a single layer in an ungreased 9x13 baking dish (see notes below).
Fill in any gaps with smaller bits of bread.
In a bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise and seasonings.
Spread mixture over bread slices.
Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
Gently mix together spaghetti sauce and meatballs.
Spoon over cheese.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes.
Serve with a green salad.
Cook’s Notes: For a firmer base layer, lightly toast bread slices before placing them in the bottom of your baking dish.