Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatball Subs

With the surprise of melted mozzarella inside, everyone loves these meatballs. And with only two ingredients for the meatballs, they’re so easy to throw together!

This recipe was part of a “cook once, eat twice” spread in the magazine that offered ways to repurpose your leftovers from one recipe to another. To see what you can do with the leftovers from this recipe, check out this delicious Family Favorite Meatball Soup recipe.

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Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatball Subs Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 909 kcal
Author: Kim Maes
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds bulk Italian sausage
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 24-ounce jar gluten-free marinara sauce
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup fresh basil roughly torn or chopped
  • 4 gluten-free French bread rolls or loaves warmed or toasted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Divide sausage into 32 even portions and place a mozzarella ball in the center of each. Mold sausage around the mozzarella ball until cheese is completely covered. Place, spacing evenly, on parchment lined baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center.
  4. While meatballs are baking, heat oil in a pan. Add onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add marinara sauce and red pepper flakes and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  5. When meatballs are finished, add half of them to the pan and reserve the remaining meatballs for the next evening’s meal. Add half the fresh basil and let simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  6. To assemble the subs, place 2-3 meatballs and sauce in each roll or loaf, top with remaining fresh basil, and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatball Subs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 909 Calories from Fat 801
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 89g 137%
Saturated Fat 30g 150%
Cholesterol 192mg 64%
Sodium 2079mg 87%
Potassium 631mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 49g 98%
Vitamin A 7.8%
Vitamin C 9.8%
Calcium 33.1%
Iron 29.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Basil Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Kim Maes Leftovers Magazine Marinara Sauce Meatballs Mozzarella Cheese Sausage Stuffed
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