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 Meatball Sandwich
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Category: Meatballs, Pizza & Panini
Servings: 4 - 6
Total time: 30 min + meatballs prep time
Level: Easy
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An authentic Italian recipe from our kitchen to yours. Buon Appetito!

Ingredients

- 1 recipe of our Meatballs in Tomato Sauce or any of our Meatballs recipes or your favorite meatball brand

- 2 footlong baguettes cut in half and sliced open

- 1 recipe of our Home-Style Tomato Sauce, Marinara Sauce, Vodka Sauce or your favorite tomato sauce

- 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese or provolone cheese

- 1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated (optional)

- Salt and pepper

Directions

1.  Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.  Place the baguettes, cut side up, on the baking sheet. Once the oven is preheated, place the baking sheet on the center rack in the oven to toast the bread for about 3 minutes.

3.  While the bread is toasting, if you are using premade meatballs and/or sauce that have been chilled, reheat them in the microwave or on the stovetop until they are hot.

 

 

 

4.  After 3 minutes, when the bread is lightly toasted, remove it from the oven.

5.  Once the sauce and meatballs have been heated, remove them from the heat.

6.  If your mozzarella or provolone is not sliced, slice it into 8 slices.

7.  To assemble the sandwiches, spoon a generous amount of the tomato sauce on the bottom half of each of the baguettes. On top of the sauce, place enough meatballs to cover the length of the bread. Then, top the sandwich with another spoonful of tomato sauce and 2 slices of mozzarella or provolone cheese along with a sprinkle of Parmigiano, salt and pepper. Close the sandwiches with the remaining halves of the baguettes.

8.  Place the assembled sandwiches back on the baking sheet if they are not on there already, and place the sandwiches back into the oven for another 3 - 5 minutes to melt the cheese.

9.  When the cheese is melted and bubbly, remove the sandwiches from the oven and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes prior to serving.