Saturday

Hot Chicken Meatball Sandwiches with Marinara, Mushrooms and Cheese


Remember those Cheese Stuffed Chicken Meatballs
I posted about earlier this year?

I've made them a couple of times since then,
and most recently I used them to make
these hearty meatball sandwiches. 

I had some of the chicken meatballs in the freezer 
so I just thawed them and warmed them up before
assembling the sandwich.

If you saute the sliced mushrooms, warm the
marinara and meatballs and keep everything warm
while preparing the rolls, the sandwich assembly
takes only minutes.

These require a sturdy rolls, a split and sliced
baguette, or bolillo rolls. I used Telera rolls from the store
(similar to bolillos, but a bit softer.)

It's best if you toast the cut side of the rolls under
the broiler element of the oven until golden
brown. After lightly toasting, I spread cut side of the rolls 
with garlic butter and popped them under the broiler for another
few seconds, then placed the cheese on the roll, and placed 
under the broiler again until the cheese just began to melt.) 
I used provolone cheese, but anything goes ~ your choice.
If you like peppers ~hot or mild, by all means, add some.

I find the sandwiches are easier to manage if you
cut each meatball in half (no rolling off of the bun.)

Just layer the rest of the ingredients any way you
wish and enjoy. I serve them with a sharp knife and
fork for easier eating ~ but if you're brave you
might prefer eating them as you would a traditional
sandwich, and with napkins!

Since it's summer and basil is growing, I tucked
in a few leaves. If you don't care for it, or it's not
in season just omit.

Thank you for coming by today I hope
you're having a great week!

Bon appétit !

~mari

11 comments:

  1. I just saw these on Facebook, and rushed over to read about them!

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  2. Pam ~ your comment made me giggle! Thank you.
    (Have I told you lately how much I like your little teapot? It always makes me feel cheerful.)

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  3. I love meatballs so much I have a Pinterest board for them... these have just been pinned :)

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  4. Hi Sue, how fun ~ a board for MEATBALLS!
    Thank you for pinning . I must come check out your board! Cheers! ~m.

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  5. This looks and sounds divine!

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  6. This is something DH would absolutely LOVE and easy dinners are my game plan these days since our heat and humidity is awful. I always have meatballs in my freezer for just such occasions. I love the way you have put these together with the fresh basil.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog, I know my photos have a lot to be desired but I am working on it. I wanted to repost that recipe since it is absolutely wonderful but my pics did not do it justice, I used photos already on my blog. You will love the recipe if you try it and it is so different from any other squash casserole. Thanks Mari for visiting. {{{HUGS}}}}

    Carolyn

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  7. Hmm These look great!..My SIL is coming over Wednesday to fish the edge of the deck..This could be their lunch he loves pork..so I would make the pork ones..so appetizing mary:)

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  8. I practiced it for dinner:) I had marinara ..well Italian sausage marinara.. J's sausage..already made..we had great little buns..and we had pork..I did what you said to do:)

    Re the buns and garlic butter and cheese..:)

    Added basil to the meatballs and parmigiano too..
    Alain is definitely getting this for lunch.
    Thanks!
    Funny how your evening meal can change in a breath.

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  9. meatballs with mushrooms and marinara
    definitely dinner can't get better than this for us, comforting and delicious :-)

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  10. Linda, Thank You ~ so nice to see you here. Thank you for your kind comment!

    Hello Carolyn, I have never been disappointed in any of the recipes you have posted. The squash recipe you posted about really interests me because it's different than others I have tried. (And if my squash plants don't start producing more, [crazy summer weather, ash from the fires, etc.] you know I'll go get some from the Farmer's Market to try it out very soon!)

    Nana, You probably cannot imagine how happy your posts made me feel! (A. sounds like W., he likes the traditional meatballs as his favorite, too.) You had me at Jacques' homemade sausage ~ that would definitely make a stellar version.

    Hi K Kitchen! There is something about Italian style food that I cannot resist~ though this is probably VERY Americanized~ it highlights the flavors we love, that's for sure! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

    I hope you all have a wonderful week. xo

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  11. Fabulous sandwich and such a comforting meal. So cool that you had the meatballs in the refrigerator. Now that's good planning.

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