Pizza-Stuffed Meatball Hoagies

Pizza-Stuffed Meatball Hoagies

Bloggers Adam and Joanne Gallagher from Inspired Taste stuff homemade meatballs with pepperoni and fresh mozzarella— pizza lover’s delight! Learn to make this recipe with our how-to article.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1
lb lean (at last 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup Progresso® Italian style bread crumbs
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
12
slices pepperoni, finely chopped
1
egg, slightly beaten
16
fresh mozzarella cheese balls (1 inch)
4
hoagie buns
1
cup marinara sauce, heated
Fresh basil leaves
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil.
  2. In large bowl, mix beef, 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs, the dried basil, salt, garlic powder, pepperoni and egg just until blended. In small bowl, place remaining 1/4 cup bread crumbs.
  3. Shape about 2 tablespoons beef mixture around each cheese ball; roll in bread crumbs. Place in pan.
  4. Bake 20 minutes or until no longer pink and meat thermometer inserted in meatball (not in cheese) reads 160°F.
  5. With serrated knife, cut buns horizontally in half, cutting to but not completely through one long side. Spoon about 2 tablespoons warm marinara sauce into each bun; top each with 4 meatballs, remaining marinara sauce and the fresh basil.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Instead of serving as a sandwich, serve meatballs over pasta or with toothpicks at a party.
Replace the beef with ground chicken, turkey or pork.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.