It seems from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, the home cook is going ninety to nothing. Big meals, little meals, pot lucks, gifts from the kitchen, cocktail hour. It’s a never ending list of delicious to dos. January is a welcome time to slow down. Sip hot coco. Sit by the fire. Enjoy the moment. Still, the family has to eat, right? So give em pizza!
This dish is a simple twist on the usual Italian Meatball Sandwich. Instead of a marinara sauce or spicy pasta sauce, the sauce is a jar of Pizza Sauce. The Meatballs themselves come from the freezer (how convenient) – Johnsonville Italian Meatballs. Leave it to those sausage experts over at Johnsonville to come up with a delicious, handy frozen meatball packed with Italian goodness.
Pizza Sub Meatball Sandwiches
1 large Jar Pizza Sauce
16 Johnsonville Italian Meatballs, frozen cooked (from 16-oz bag)
4 hoagie buns, split
1 cup shredded pizza cheese blend
In 2-quart saucepan, heat cooking sauce and meatballs over medium heat about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Remove meatballs from sauce and set aside, leaving the warm sauce in the pot.
Split each hoagie bun. Brush top and bottom of bun with pizza sauce. Sprinkle a little pizza cheese on each half. Place 4 meatballs into each sandwich. Top with more cheese.
Place sandwiches on a foil-lined baking sheet. Pop under the broiler just long enough for cheese to melt.
Serve and enjoy!