Easy, Delicious Meatball Hoagies

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Looking for something filling and satisfying that’s a cinch to put together? These meatball hoagies piled with ooey-gooey cheese are the perfect answer! Only four ingredients and a ton of flavor make them a wonderful weeknight winner. I’m all about shortcuts when I’m in a hurry or don’t feel like doing everything from scratch. However, if you have the time and the inclination, you can make homemade meatballs, they’re super simple to do and spaghetti sauce from scratch is, too. 🙂easy-meatball-hoagies-culinary-craftinessIf you’re trying to reduce your carbohydrates, the meatballs, sauce, and cheese are great over steamed cauliflower. Just don’t overcook it so it still has some bite to it. This is so good! If you’re family isn’t on a diet, just cook enough cauliflower for 1 or 2 servings.

Notes & Tips:

This recipe makes 6-10 hoagies depending on the size of the roll and how many meatballs you stuff in.

Walmart’s Great Value brand meatballs taste great!

We love Ragú with Sautéed Onions & Garlic for these, but you can use whichever sauce you like best.

Use whatever shredded cheese blend you think sounds good. Italian blend probably makes the most sense, but I used Colby & Monterrey Jack blend and they tasted awesome.

Most hoagie rolls come in packs of 6. If you only want to make 6, the leftover sauce and meatballs can be frozen for the next time you want to make these, or refrigerate and use for spaghetti within a week. Microwave from frozen until thawed and piping hot throughout then assemble the hoagies and bake as usual. Or make up extra meatball hoagies (unbaked), wrap in foil, and store in fridge for up to a week. Remove from foil and microwave or leave in foil and bake in 400°F oven for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and the meatballs and sauce are hot.Easy Meatball Hoagies | Culinary Craftiness

Easy Meatball Hoagies

1 (24 oz.) bag frozen meatballs
1 (45 oz.) your favorite jarred spaghetti sauce
4 cups shredded cheese blend
1-2 packages of hoagie rolls

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Spread a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish or pan. Arrange meatballs in a single layer on the sauce then evenly pour the remaining sauce over all.

Cover with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Lay out hoagie rolls on a baking sheet or jelly roll pan so that they prop each other up. Sprinkle a little shredded cheese in the bottom of each roll, carefully place 5 or 6 meatballs in a line then top with more or less sauce depending on your preference.

Liberally cover with more cheese then bake 4-5 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted. Don’t over-bake or the rolls will become too hard and dry.

Let cool for several minutes. The meatballs, sauce, and cheese will be very hot.

If you can pick it up and eat it, great! If not, use a fork. 😋

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Easy Meatball Hoagies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6-10

Easy Meatball Hoagies

Created by Melissa Woolard | Culinary Craftiness

Ingredients

  • 1 (24 oz.) bag frozen meatballs
  • 1 (45 oz.) your favorite jarred spaghetti sauce
  • 4 cups shredded cheese blend
  • 1-2 packages of hoagie rolls

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Spread a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish or pan. Arrange meatballs in a single layer on the sauce then evenly pour the remaining sauce over all.
  3. Cover with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  4. Lay out hoagie rolls on a baking sheet or jelly roll pan so that they prop each other up. Sprinkle a little shredded cheese in the bottom of each roll, carefully place 5 or 6 meatballs in a line then top with more or less sauce depending on your preference.
  5. Liberally cover with more cheese then bake 4-5 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted. Don't over-bake or the rolls will become too hard and dry.
  6. Let cool for several minutes. The meatballs, sauce, and cheese will be very hot.

Notes

If you can pick it up and eat it, great! If not, use a fork. 🙂

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