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italian sausage meatball heroes

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

Fresh marinara sauce makes all the difference in these robust sandwiches. Look for it near the cheeses and fresh pasta at the supermarket. From Bon Appetit May 2007.

(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For italian sausage meatball heroes

  • 1 lb
    italian sausages, casings removed
  • 24 oz
    purchased fresh marinara sauce, divided
  • 1/2 c
    freshly grated parmesan cheese (about 1 1/2 oz)
  • 1/3 c
    chopped fresh italian parsley, divided
  • 1/3 c
    chopped fresh basil, divided
  • 4
    pieces french baguette, split horizontally (5- to 6-inches long)
  • 1 c
    coarsely grated whole-milk mozzarella cheese, packed

How To Make italian sausage meatball heroes

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • 2
    Mix sausage, 1/2 cup marinara, Parmesan, 2 tablespoons parsley, and 2 tablespoons basil in large bowl. Using wet hands, shape mixture into 8 meatballs.
  • 3
    Bring 2 tablespoons parsley, 2 tablespoons basil, remaining marinara, and meatballs to boil in large skillet. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until meatballs are cooked through, turning often, about 20 minutes.
  • 4
    Place baguette bottoms on baking sheet; spread each with about 2 tablespoons sauce from skillet. Cut meatballs in half in skillet; overlap 4 halves on each baguette bottom. Spoon remaining sauce over meatballs, then sprinkle mozzarella over, dividing equally.
  • 5
    Bake until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and basil and cover with baguette tops.

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