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Who doesn’t love a good meatball? These little guys are perfect for a quick and easy meal. This recipe for meatball boats takes advantage of pre-made meatballs from the grocery store, making it a snap to put together.

The best part is that the whole family will love them! So give this recipe a try next time you’re looking for something tasty and easy. You won’t be disappointed!

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Making meatball boats is a lot of fun. You get to be creative and make whatever kind of meatball you want. Plus, they’re really easy to make!

Making meatball boats is a fun and easy way to enjoy a delicious meal. All you need is some ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, salt, pepper, egg, and milk. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Then shape the mixture into small balls. You can either bake them or fry them in a pan.

Voila! You’ve got yourself some delicious and fun-to-eat meatball boats!

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Meatball boats are the perfect way to use up any leftover meatballs. Just bake some pre-made meatballs in a crescent roll dough, and you’ve got a quick and easy meal that your whole family will love.

Plus, these boats are incredibly versatile – you can customize them with your favorite toppings. So give this recipe a try today!

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Ready to make your own meatball boats? Scroll down for the recipe and get cooking! These are perfect for a fun and easy weeknight meal. Meatball boats will be sure to please even the pickiest of eaters, so give them a try tonight!

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Why we love this recipe

There are a few reasons why we love this recipe. First, it’s easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Second, it’s a great way to use up leftover meatballs. And third, it’s a fun and flavorful way to enjoy a classic sandwich.

Using Pre-Cooked Meatballs

Pre-cooked meatballs can be a lifesaver when you’re in a hurry. You can find them at most supermarkets, and they’re great for making quick and easy meals. One of our favorite ways to use them is in meatball boats.

What Bread To Use For Meatball Subs

Many people believe that hoagie rolls are the best type of bread for meatball subs. They are large and sturdy enough to hold lots of meatballs and sauce, and they have a nice soft texture that is perfect for soaking up all the delicious flavors. However, some people prefer to use Italian bread or even slider buns instead. It all depends on your personal preference.

Can I use store-bought sauce or meatballs?

Yes, you can use store-bought sauce or meatballs in this recipe. However, homemade meatballs will taste the best in this dish.

What temperature should I cook meatballs to?

When cooking meatballs, it is important to reach the correct internal temperature to ensure that they are cooked through. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends cooking ground beef and pork to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ingredients:

  • Ground beef
  • Egg
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Minced garlic
  • Fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Marinara sauce
  • Hoagie rolls
  • Asiago cheese

How to make Meatball Boats:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2. Prep baking pan with nonstick spray.

Step 3. Add the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, parmesan, garlic, and parsley to a bowl.

Step 4. Using your hands work the ingredients together.

Step 5. Add salt and pepper.

Step 6. With the ice cream scoop start to form your meatballs. Set aside.

With the ice cream scoop start to form your meatballs. Set aside.

Step 7. Add the oil to the skillet heating it to medium.

Step 8. Add one meatball at a time to the heated skillet.

Add one meatball at a time to the heated skillet.

Step 9. Cook for about 5 minutes or until they are seared on all sides.

Step 10. Place the meatballs on a parchment-covered baking pan into the oven, and cook for 12 minutes.

Step 11. Remove from the oven and set to the side.

Step 12. Cut an oval on the top of the roll leaving about an ½ inch on the ends and sides.

Step 13. Scoop but do not cut through to the bottom half of the roll.

Step 14. Use a knife to hollow out the top of the roll.

Step 15. Place the roll on the baking pan.

Step 16. Lay 1 slice of cheese in the hollowed-out area.

Step 17. Return to the oven and cook for 8 minutes.

Step 18. Add 2 tbsp. of marinara on top of the cheese.

Add 2 tbsp. of marinara on top of the cheese.

Step 19. Place 3 meatballs on top of the cheese.

Step 20. Add more marinara on top of the meatballs.

Step 21. Place grated parmesan cheese on top of the marinara.

Place grated parmesan cheese on top of the marinara.

Step 22. Return to the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes.

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What To Serve With Meatball Sub Bake

A meatball sub bake is a delicious and easy meal to make. It is perfect for a weekend lunch or dinner. There are many different ways to serve meatball subs, but some of our favorites include serving them with a side of homemade potato chips or a simple salad. You can also add a few slices of cheese or some roasted red peppers to the mix for an extra bit of flavor. No matter how you choose to serve them, we can promise that you and your family will love this easy meatball sub bake!

What toppings should go on a meatball sub?

There are endless possibilities when it comes to toppings for meatball subs. Some of our favorites include:

  • Marinara sauce
  • Grated cheese
  • Chopped green onions
  • Sliced black olives
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Pepperoncini peppers
  • Fried onions

What toppings will you choose for your meatball sub?

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Meatball Boats

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Hoagies
Who doesn't love a good meatball? These little guys are perfect for a quick and easy meal. This recipe for meatball boats takes advantage of pre-made meatballs from the grocery store, making it a snap to put together.
Meatball Boats
4.40 from 79 votes

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • C breadcrumbs
  • ¼ C Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp. garlic, Minced
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, fresh chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 C marinara sauce
  • 8 mini hoagie rolls
  • 12 slices asiago cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prep baking pan with nonstick spray.
  • Add the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, parmesan, garlic, and parsley to a bowl.
  • Using your hands work the ingredients together.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • With the ice cream scoop start to form your meatballs.
  • Set aside.
  • Add the oil to the skillet heating it to medium.
  • Add one meatball at a time to the heated skillet.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes or until they are seared on all sides.
  • Place the meatballs on a parchment-covered baking pan into the oven.
  • Cook for 12 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and set to the side.
  • Cut an oval on the top of the roll leaving about an ½ inch on the ends and sides.
  • Scoop but do not cut through to the bottom half of the roll.
  • Use a knife to hollow out the top of the roll.
  • Place the roll on the baking pan.
  • Lay 1 slice of cheese in the hollowed-out area.
  • Return to the oven and cook for 8 minutes.
  • Add 2 tbsp. of marinara on top of the cheese.
  • Place 3 meatballs on top of the cheese.
  • Add more marinara on top of the meatballs.
  • Place grated parmesan cheese on top of the marinara.
  • Return to the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 651kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 1681mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g
Author: Laura

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