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Italian Meatball Heros

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  4 reviews
  • 10 min prep time
  • 6 hr 10 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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A zesty, saucy sandwich! Get a head start on dinner with cooked Italian-style meatballs, tomato sauce and pepperoncini peppers.

Ingredients

2
bags (16 oz each) frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs, thawed
2
jars (26 oz each) tomato pasta sauce
1
jar (8 oz) sliced pepperoncini peppers (Italian peppers), drained
12
hoagie buns, split
12
slices (1 oz each) provolone cheese, cut in half
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves

Steps

  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, gently mix thawed meatballs, pasta sauce and peppers.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3 Place 2 cheese half-slices on bottom half of each bun. Spoon about 5 meatballs and sauce over cheese on each. Sprinkle each with about 1/2 teaspoon basil. Cover with top halves of buns.
  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, gently mix thawed meatballs, pasta sauce and peppers.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3 Place 2 cheese half-slices on bottom half of each bun. Spoon about 5 meatballs and sauce over cheese on each. Sprinkle each with about 1/2 teaspoon basil. Cover with top halves of buns.

Expert Tips

Looking for more meatball sandwich ideas? The recipes for Toasted Mexi-Meatball Hoagies and Italian Meatball Subs can be found on Pillsbury.com.

Pepperoncini peppers, also called Tuscan peppers, are a variety of chile pepper with a slightly sweet and spicy-hot flavor. They are most often sold pickled.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
690
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
10g
52%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
1750mg
73%
Total Carbohydrate
79g
26%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
21g
21%
Protein
33g
33%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
45%
45%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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