Meatball Hoagie Braids

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I got this out of a Pillsbury Cookoff cookbook. You know, the little ones in the checkout lines?Anyway, I made for the inlaws for a firewood cutting day and they just loved them!!!The original recipe called for frozen storebought meatballs, but I don't do that so I just said to use your favorite meatball recipe. These are really good and really easy!You could top them with additional mozzarella cheese if you wanted. You could also serve them with additional sauce to dip them in if you wanted.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 16 meatballs, your favorite recipe or even the premade frozen ones, cooked and halved, thawed if you are using fro
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce, your favorite recipe or premade jarred sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded, more if you like it cheesey
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 12 cup parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray 2 cookie sheets with nonstick spray.
  3. Seperate crescent roll dough into 8 rectangles.
  4. Place on sprayed cookie sheets.
  5. Firmly press perforations to seal.
  6. Put 4 meatball halves lengthwise down center of each rectangle.
  7. Top each with 2 Tbsp of sauce and 2 Tbsp of mozzarella cheese, more if you like more cheese.
  8. With kitchen shears or a sharp knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on each side of filling.
  9. Alternately cross strips over filling.
  10. Brush dough with beaten egg.
  11. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  12. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.


Most Helpful

We really enjoyed these! I halved the recipe for the 2 of us and used the frozen meatballs I had on hand. I think the egg and parmesan cheese adds a lot to this recipe and I added some Italian seasoning along with the parmesan cheese on the top of each braid.

DeniseBC April 11, 2010

These were very good, my family enjoyed them and I will make again. I was worried about these being soggy after being cooked, (I cannot bring myself to eat soggy bread, that has nothing to do with the recipe, just my being picky LOL!) You do have to eat them as soon as they come out of the oven or they do get a little soggy on the inside of the crust when sitting to cool for too long. I did use pizza sauce instead of the speghetti and used any left over sauce for the rest of the family to use for dipping. I also skipped the parmesan and egg steps and used OAMC meatballs that I had in the freezer My oldest DS told me I needed to make these again, that is a great compliment to you *Z*! Thanks for the recipe!

Griffin_1012 September 12, 2009

Very easy and a hit for my family. I'll be adding these to the rotation...especially for easy afternoon snacks!

Nonnie4Two August 24, 2007

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