Italian Sausage Meatball Heroes

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)

By
@lazyme5909

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • 2Mix sausage, 1/2 cup marinara, Parmesan, 2 tablespoons parsley, and 2 tablespoons basil in large bowl. Using wet hands, shape mixture into 8 meatballs.
  • 3Bring 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.
  • 4Place 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.
  • 5Bake until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and basil and cover with baguette tops.

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About Italian Sausage Meatball Heroes

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Italian