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Meatball Boats Recipe! combine ground beef with egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan

Recipe - Meatball Boats


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cup marinara sauce
  • 4 crusty Italian sandwich rolls
  • 12 slices provolone
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl, combine ground beef with egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan, garlic, and parsley.
Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
Form into 12 evenly sized meatballs.
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil.
Cook meatballs until seared on all sides, about 4 minutes. Add marinara sauce, gently stir, and cover with a lid. 

Turn the heat down to simmer until meatballs are no longer pink, about 8-10 minutes more. Internal temperature of the meatballs should be 160°F.

Prepare the Bread Boats:
Cut a long rectangle through the top of the bread loaf and hollow the top of your hoagie roll out to make a boat.

Lay three slices of provolone over the roll to cover the hollowed-out area and bake for 5 minutes, until melted. Then place four meatballs on top of the cheese in a row.
Spoon marinara over the meatballs. Sprinkle the mozzarella equally over the meatballs. Then sprinkle the parmesan.

Place in the oven and bake 6-8 minutes more. Broil if desired.

Meatball Boats Recipe