Meatball Sandwich by the Yard

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This hearty sandwich can be made with any vegetables you’d like. Sliced mushrooms or summer squash would be good additions.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 oz.) frozen precooked meatballs
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 can (8 oz.) pizza sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper
  • 1 loaf (1 lb.) French bread
  • 1½ cups shredded provolone cheese
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Microwave meatballs according to package directions. Let cool for 15 minutes, then cut each in half; set aside.
  • In medium saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add onion and bell peppers; cook and stir for 5 to 6 minutes until crisp-tender. Add pizza sauce, mustard, Italian seasoning, and pepper; simmer 5 minutes.
  • Cut French bread in half lengthwise, making 2 long halves. Place cut-side up on baking sheet. Spread with remaining butter, then sprinkle with provolone cheese.
  • Add onion sauce; spread evenly. Top with meatballs, placing cut-side down. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until bread is crisp and cheese is melted and beginning to brown. Cut into pieces to serve.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 oz.) frozen precooked meatballs
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 can (8 oz.) pizza sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper
  • 1 loaf (1 lb.) French bread
  • 1½ cups shredded provolone cheese
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Microwave meatballs according to package directions. Let cool for 15 minutes, then cut each in half; set aside.
  • In medium saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add onion and bell peppers; cook and stir for 5 to 6 minutes until crisp-tender. Add pizza sauce, mustard, Italian seasoning, and pepper; simmer 5 minutes.
  • Cut French bread in half lengthwise, making 2 long halves. Place cut-side up on baking sheet. Spread with remaining butter, then sprinkle with provolone cheese.
  • Add onion sauce; spread evenly. Top with meatballs, placing cut-side down. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until bread is crisp and cheese is melted and beginning to brown. Cut into pieces to serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories550
Total Fat31g
Saturated Fat17g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium1050mg
Total Carbohydrate38g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars7g
Protein28g