Cheesy Volcano Meatball Sandwiches

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Found this off the Kraft website. Goes together quickly for a nice comfort food taste :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, mix meat, cracker crumbs, Parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup of the spaghetti sauce in medium bowl. Shape into twelve meatballs, using about 2 tablespoons meat mixture for each.
  2. Place, 2 inches apart, in shallow baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Press 1 cheese cube deeply into center of each meatball.
  3. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minute or until meatballs are cooked through.
  4. While meatballs are baking, microwave remaining 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec. or until heated through.
  5. Spoon sauce evenly into buns. Fill each with three meatballs.


Most Helpful

I toasted the buns in the broiler in the oven, and for the cheese cubes I used mozzerella cheese cubes, these were great sandwiches, though I might have gone a little overboard with the cheese cubes, oozing cheese. For the spaghetti sauce I used some of my homemade spaghetti sauce from a recipe I have posted of my own. Nevertheless, this great filling lunch, was a good excuse for a light dinner, as these are nice and big, filling lunch definately worth having. Made for Think Pink 2012.

weekend cooker October 07, 2012

This is such a fun and easy weeknight meal! Since the recipe doesn't specify the size of the cheese cubes, I think mine were a little big because my volcanoes sure were overflowing! I feel like the meatballs themselves were lacking a little, though. Next time I'll add some Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and Worcestershire. Also, using a really good spaghetti sauce makes a difference; (try not to get the yucky one just because it's on sale, like I did :) ). I served mine on a gluten free bun with sauteed peppers and onions. Thank you for posting! Reviewed for ZWT - 7.

DreamoBway May 31, 2011

A volcano sandwich bursting with goodness. I did change the cheese cubes from cheddar to mozzarella and my family loved them! To make serving and eating easier - with a knife just take the top off the sub roll and press down the dough - meatballs sit right inside like a real submarine! My DD ate hers just on her plate and dipped it in the sauce with cheese on top and she was happy too. Thanks for a wonderful family meal that is very cost effective, provides 4 subs easily with the large meatballs I made and no waste! Will definitely be making this often! Made during ZWT7 of 2011.

HokiesMom June 06, 2011

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