Easy Meatball Panini

"Kids love 'em!! (and husbands). from B H & G"
 
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Ready In:
23mins
Ingredients:
5
Serves:
4
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ingredients

  • 16 frozen cooked italian style meatballs, about 1 lb
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pizza sauce
  • 4 hoagie rolls
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 cup loosely packed large basil leaves or 1 cup spinach leaves
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directions

  • Preheat Broiler.
  • Combine meatballs and pizza sauce in a large saucepan.
  • Cover and cook over medium low heat for 10 minutes or til heated through, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, cut a thin slice from the top of each roll, hollow out roll leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick shell, Discard bread from rolls or save for another use.
  • Place hollowed out rolls and roll tops, cut sides up, on baking sheet.
  • Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 1 to 2 minutes or till lightly toasted.
  • Remove roll tops from the baking sheet.
  • Spoon meatballs and sauce into toasted rolls.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Broil about 1 minute more or till cheese is melted.
  • To serve, place basil or spinach leaves on top of cheese and replace roll tops.

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Reviews

  1. ceashel
    This was a great, quick week-day meal. A little messy, we ended up eating ours with a fork but it was a hit and even reheated well the next day in the microwave.
     
  2. Bekah
    This was great. Easy and terrific taste. My son had his without the spinach and I had mine with. I used meatballs that I had made and had frozen. Messy and yummy just like they should be! THANKS! We will be making these again.
     
  3. BLUE ROSE
    A nice meal for those on the run or just want something quick. Make up a salad and you have a complete meal. Thanks~
     
  4. Mandi c.
    I have to admit I strayed a little. We used Huntz roasted garlic spaghetti sauce and didn't use any spinach or basil leaves. However we did everything else the same and I must say YUMMY! My husband and I loved them! I am due in 5 days and finding something that "hits the spot" is rare, but this sure did the trick! Thanks for the easy, wonderful recipe! Mandi
     
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