Meatball Sandwich

Meatball Sandwich

World Cuisine European Italian

Meatballs in tomato sauce with melted cheese on a lightly toasted baguette.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 781
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 40m


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 French baguette
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch salt, or to taste
  • 1 (14 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 4 slices provolone cheese


  • 1   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • 2   In a medium bowl, gently mix by hand the ground beef, bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic, parsley, Parmesan cheese, and egg. Shape into 12 meatballs, and place in a baking dish.
  • 3   Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cooked through. Meanwhile, cut the baguette in half lengthwise, and remove some of the bread from the inside to make a well for the meatballs. Brush with olive oil, and season with garlic powder and salt. Slip the baguette into the oven during the last 5 minutes of the meatball's time, or until lightly toasted.
  • 4   While the bread toasts, warm the spaghetti sauce in a saucepan over medium heat. When the meatballs are done, use a slotted spoon to transfer them to the sauce. Spoon onto the baguette and top with slices of provolone cheese. Return to the oven for 2 to 3 minutes to melt the cheese. Cool slightly, cut into servings, and enjoy!

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 31.9g 49%
    Saturated Fat 13.0g  
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 1473mg 59%
Potassium 780mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 78.2g 25%
Dietary Fiber 5.9g 24%
Protein 43.6g 87%
Sugars 13g  
Vitamin A 986IU  
Vitamin C 6mg  
Calcium 371mg  
Iron 8mg  
Thiamin 1mg  
Niacin 22mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 82mg  
Folate 181mcg