When I do find the time to make Spaghetti and Meatballs, it pains me to see any of it go to waste. Even with the influx of lots of teenagers practically eating us out of house and home this summer, I had way too many meatballs leftover from this weekend to allow to go to waste. Let me ask you this, doesn't hungry and teenager go hand in hand?
After a Monday that was REALLY a "Monday", I threw this together. This was the ticket and the best part, well actually there were two best parts...no three best parts...I had no leftovers, we all loved it, I had everything and didn't have to make a trip to the grocery store!
If you don't have leftover meatballs, buy a bag of the frozen meatballs and use a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce. Also, if you don't have the Johnny's Garlic Spread Seasoning, instead make a blend of 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese and 1/2 teaspoon dried basil.
2 cans crescent roll dough
1 block (8 oz.) of light cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon Johnny's Garlic Spread Seasoning
1-1/2 to 2 lbs. leftover meatballs (depending on size, cut in half or quartered)
3 cups spaghetti sauce
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick coking spray. Unroll the crescent roll dough and press into baking dish, covering bottom of dish and pressing it half way up the sides of the dish.
Place the cream cheese in a small bowl and mash it with a fork. Add in the Johnny's and thoroughly blend it in the cream cheese. Spread the cream cheese in a thin layer over the crescent roll dough. I found it easier to spread it out with my fingers than using a spatula.
Combine the meatballs and spaghetti sauce in a large bowl and the carefully pour or spoon it over the cream cheese and dough.
Sprinkle the shredded Mozzarella cheese over the top and pop that baby in the oven for about 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly.
Yum, melted Mozzarella cheese wrestling! Is that a sport?
If I don't get my fair share there will be some serious yelling going on!
I am so glad pictures of melty, stringy Mozzarella cheese are against the law (yet).