Italian Meatball Subs, aka Meatball Parmigiana Sandwiches…
March Meatball Madness Continues!!
Meatballs coated in marinara sauce, smothered with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, tucked into club rolls for a delicious family night dinner.
I hope you’re enjoying March Meatball Madness as much as I am. Until now I don’t think I realized how versatile and amazing meatballs could be. You can literally take any dish and make it into a meatball. For example…Buffalo Chicken Wings = Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, Lamb Leg Shawarma = Lamb Meatballs with Fava and Tzatziki, Chicken Marsala = Chicken Marsala Meatballs… I could do this all day. Are we having fun yet?
Meatballs are the perfect medium to infuse lots of flavor into every bite. Plus, you can make them as healthy (or unhealthy!) as you want, depending on the fat/lean ratio of the meat you choose, and of course depending on what else you add into them. Have I convinced you yet to join team Meatball Madness? Oh and another thing… you can make a double batch and freeze half for a quick weeknight meal down the road. Unless you eat all of them and then, well, no more meatballs for you!
Today we’re talking Italian Meatball Subs and I must tell you: each one of these little guys goes down like a 3 point shot. MONEY!! They are sooo flavorful…full of Parmesan cheese, garlic, onion, parsley and all the usual suspects like eggs, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs (or in my case almond meal cause that’s how I roll). See what I did there? Meatballs… roll. I couldn’t resist.✌
I baked them for 20 minutes on 400 degrees – which I need to tell you is another amazing revelation. There’s no need to saute them in a pan and get your stove top all greasy. Just line them up like little men and send them into the hot box where all that grease is contained. Seriously, what more could a hard-working girl ask for? We’ve got an amazingly delicious, quick and easy meal with virtually no cleanup. Can you hear the angels singing?
While the m-balls are in the oven you fire up some marinara in a sauce pot on the stove. You can use your favorite jarred version or make your own. Then when the little guys are finished baking you shoot them into the marinara for 5 minutes with all their friends. It’s like the post-game Jacuzzi partay for all the players. Too much? Probably.
Next you grab your club rolls, add as many meatballs as you want, top them with marinara, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Throw those suckers back into the oven, and three minutes later you have yourself the MVP of all weeknight meals! Seriously, I don’t play ya’ll.
Not that I’m keeping score or anything but it seems like team meatball is in the lead here. We’ve got 2 more weeks of Meatball Madness, and we’re definitely finishing strong. While you’re whipping up these incredibly life-changing Italian Meatball Subs I’ll be crafting the next meatball masterpiece! Happy Eating!
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