Saucy Meatball Hoagies

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."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 871 cals

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 871 kcal
  • 44%
  • Fat:
  • 37.2 g
  • 57%
  • Carbs:
  • 84.3g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 46.2 g
  • 92%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 165 mg
  • 55%
  • Sodium:
  • 1307 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 7 Ratings


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.

Terry E.

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!


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.