Have you ever tried something so delicious you can barely stand it…and something that you’re even more shocked that you actually made. This is one of those recipes. When you make this BEST Meatball Boats, you’ll feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven.
Delicious meatball, marinara, and lots of melted cheese-filled bread boats served to perfection!
If you like meatball subs, you’ll love this delightful baked take on the standard – these stuffed meatball sub-boats are plain, fast, and delicious, and they’re perfect for a crowd. These meatball sub-boats are ideal for a Super Bowl party – Meatballs are one of my all-time favorite recipes because they are hearty, rich, and simple to prepare!
With this recipe, we’re making our own meatballs and marinara sauce from scratch so we can monitor the taste and ensure everything is extra delicious! These cheesy meatball boats can blow your mind! After all, what’s not to like? Did I note the gooey melted cheese, meatballs, and tomato sauce, lol?To Make this Recipe You’ Will Need the following ingredients:
16 frozen meatballs or homemade below
2 cups pasta sauce or marinara sauce
4 hoagie rolls
4 tablespoons garlic butter
1 cup shredded provolone or mozzarella cheese
Meatballs (or use frozen meatballs if preferred)
1 pound lean ground beef
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
Prepare meatballs as directed on package or for homemade meatballs, combine all meatball ingredients.
Roll into 1″ balls and place on a parchment lined pan. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
Place cooked meatballs in a saucepan with pasta sauce and simmer covered 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, spread garlic butter inside each roll. Heat broiler and broil rolls until golden, about 3 minutes.
Arrange rolls in a 9×13 baking dish. Place 4 meatballs in each roll and top with a little bit of sauce and cheese.
Broil 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with additional sauce for dipping if desired.