Pizza-Stuffed Meatball Hoagies

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Pizza-Stuffed Meatball Hoagies
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 4
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We stuffed meatballs with chopped pepperoni, basil and mozzarella cheese balls and covered in marinara sauce for a pizza-inspired meatball hoagie.
By Inspired Taste
Updated Apr 10, 2012


  • 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
Make With
Make With
Progresso Breadcrumbs


  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Instead of serving as a sandwich, serve meatballs over pasta or with toothpicks at a party.
  • tip 2
    Replace the beef with ground chicken, turkey or pork.


Nutrition Facts are not available for this recipe
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