Saucy Meatball Hoagies Recipe -
Saucy Meatball Hoagies Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Saucy Meatball Hoagies

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"Enjoy these tasty hoagies filled with meatballs and cheese made using Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ fire roasted tomato cooking sauce--dinner ready in 20 minutes."

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Original recipe makes 4 hoagies Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. Set oven control to broil on low. In 2-quart saucepan, mix cooking sauce and meatballs over medium heat. Cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot.
  2. Place open buns on large cookie sheet. Fill each with 6 meatballs; spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons sauce over meatballs. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese. Place under broiler 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with bell pepper and onion.
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  • Try sliced cheese in place of shredded.
  • Frozen meatballs come in a variety of flavors--from spicy to BBQ--many options for a fun flavor twist!

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Sep 10, 2012

This was OK, but I wouldn't say it was outstanding. I know Progresso won't like hearing this, but I didn't find much to differentiate their Fire Roasted Tomato Recipe Starter from a can/jar of pizza sauce that you'd buy at the store. Another thing that I wasn't crazy about was the consistency. It's too thin, really wasn't suitable for spooning over the meatballs, just made the bread soggy. In spite of that, it's Friday night when I seldom cook much, and it was an easy dinner served with a big tossed salad. I used mozzarella and topped with my homemade pickled jalapeños. Doubtful I'd make again.

Sep 18, 2012

Secret to this is to cook, cook, cook this sauce! Very good but started out very thin. Reducing the sauce deepens the flavor and made it much richer than I thought the finished product was going to be. Good knife and fork sandwich and quick to boot!


7 Ratings

Sep 17, 2012

We really enjoyed this! I added Italian seasoning, garlic powder and black pepper to the sauce for a little more flavor, and I put banana peppers on my sub. Although it wasn't really anything special, it was a wonderfully easy and surprisingly tasty Monday night meal. I will probably make this again when I am looking for something that is super easy and a bit different from what I normally cook.

Sep 11, 2012

Made this recipe as written and grand daughter, age 8, loved it. She said that it tasted just like a bomber one of her friends mom makes. I let meatballs cool down a bit in the sauce and it seemed to thicken up a bit. You can change this up by adding more toppings but the sauce, cheese and meatballs complimented each other.

Sep 19, 2012

I made this recipe as part of the allstar assignment. I thawed the meatballs and put all the ingredients in the slow cooker, added a can of stewed tomatoes and 1 cup of small onions. Cooked on low for 6 hours. In this time it did help to thicken up the watery progresso sauce. I did find the taste on the bland side, but a hand full of fresh basil and plenty of pepper kicked it up a bit. (This is not my personal choice of recipe would prefer to make my own sauce) but if you want something quick and simple, with a few little changes it makes an acceptable meal.


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  • Calories
  • 871 kcal
  • 44%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 84.3 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 165 mg
  • 55%
  • Fat
  • 37.2 g
  • 57%
  • Fiber
  • 4.9 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 46.2 g
  • 92%
  • Sodium
  • 1307 mg
  • 52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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