Mini Meatball Heroes by Giada

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Charmie777

This recipe comes from Giada De Laurentiis. Mmmmmm....this is on the table in less than an hour! You can use any combination of meats to equal 1-1/2 pounds.

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We made this with Giada's marinara recipe & it was flawless!! I found the sauce & meatballs makes good pasta topping, thanks for sharing! :D

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the meatballs, whisk the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl to blend.
  2. Stir in the cheese and bread crumbs.
  3. Mix in the meats.
  4. Using about 2 tablespoons meat for each, shape into 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inch meatballs. Set aside.
  5. Heat the oil in large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  6. Working in batches, add the meatballs and saute until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Drain off excess oil.
  7. Add the marinara sauce and simmer over medium-low heat until sauce thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. To make the sandwiches: spoon the hot meatballs with some sauce over the bottoms of the the rolls.
  10. Place 1/2 slice provolone on the top of meatballs and sprinkle with Parmesan.
  11. Spread more sauce of the rolls tops, the flod the tops of the rolls over and serve.

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