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A Cooked Perfect Weeknight Dinner – Meatball Sub Sandwiches

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The boys are back in school, so family dinnertime has become the most important part of our day. Our mornings are a busy rush as we head off to work and school, we are apart all day, and when the boys come home they do homework before we get any family time. As a result, our time around the dinner table is when we talk and reconnect, so I cherish it more than ever. And of course I want my family to enjoy it as much as I do, so I try to make super tasty dinners that they love, but don’t tie me up in the kitchen when our time together is already so scarce.

I recently started creating new weeknight dinners, and a favorite has become a cheesy meatball hero recipe with garlic bread and Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs. Every recipe needs to be easy for me to make, and not take too much time, so a meal that takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish is perfect for busy parents who want relaxed homemade dinners without sacrificing family time. Just six ingredients and 25 minutes until an amazingly tasty dinner is served!

Meatball Sub

Meatball Sub Family dinners

Cheesy Meatball Sub Sandwich


  • 8-10 Cooked Perfect Italian Style Beef Pork Meatballs
  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 tsp parsley and rosemary (or seasoning of choice)
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese of choice

Meatball Hero SandwichMeatball Hero Sandwich Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Slice Italian bread lengthwise and butter each side. Sprinkle seasoning on both sides.
  3. Spoon sauce onto top layer of bread, and layer bottom side of bread with the meatballs. Spread cheese on top of meatballs, and add a bit more sauce on top if desired.
  4. Top hero with upper bread half and bake at 350º F for 15-20 minutes.

Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs are fresh and fully cooked for a fast and convenient dinner anytime you want to serve your family a delicious dinner quickly. Our cooking time for this recipe was about 25 minutes! Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs are crafted with select meats, real cheeses, and aromatic herbs and spices for amazing flavor, then flame broiled to sear in those savory flavors. There are six flavors to look out for – Italian Style Beef & Pork, Korean BBQ Beef & Pork, Sundried Tomato & Roasted Garlic Chicken, Italian Style with Parmesan & Mozzarella Chicken, Spinach and Feta with Parmesan & Mozzarella Chicken Meatballs, and Taco Seasoned Glazed Beef and Pork Meatballs. They all sound so yummy! I haven’t found the Spinach and Feta Chicken Meatballs locally yet, but I’m keeping my eyes open because that sounds incredible too.

Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs are all natural, with no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, and there are two recipes on each package if you are looking for some new ideas. I plan to try the meatball bombs soon (loaded meatballs in dinner rolls- yum!). The Steam in Pouch microwave technology allows you to have moist, flavorful meatballs in about two minutes if you have a microwave, or you can prepare them in the oven or stove top like we did since we tend to use our toaster oven throughout the day. The result was delicious, toasty perfection.

I found Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs in the refrigerated section of our local FoodTown market. Find Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs at a store near you

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