Main Dishes

Italian Meatball Subs

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Homemade meatballs and Italian sauce on a toasted, cheesy bun.

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For the meatballs:
1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan or mozzarella cheese
3 Tbsp milk
1/4 cup low-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp dried oregano
1 large clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 pounds ground beef or ground turkey
3/4 cup flour, for dredging
For the sandwiches:
4 hoagies or sub rolls
Sliced mozzarella cheese
For the sauce:
1 (14 oz) can crushed tomatoes
3/4 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
For the Meatballs: In a large bowl combine all of the meatball ingredients together EXCEPT for the meat. Let mixture sit for 10-15 minutes so the crackers can soak up some of the liquid. Add the meat and...
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Nutritions

Calories
589

Sodium
1066mg
44% DV

Fat
28g
43% DV

Protein
39g
78% DV

Carbs
35g
12% DV

Fiber
3g
15% DV

You can't beat the ease of this creamy and cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta for a 30-minute dinner that the whole family will love. Made-from-scratch skillet mac and cheese is tossed with kielbasa and tender broccoli florets so that you get an entire meal in one pan. This kid-friendly dish is perfect for busy weeknights!

2 c uncooked elbow macaroni
1 1/2 c chopped broccoli florets
1 T olive oil
13 oz smoked sausage ( such as kielbasa )
1/2 c finely diced onion
2 T butter
2 T all purpose flour
1 1/2 c half and half
8 oz sharp cheddar
4 oz smoked gouda
1/2 t dry mustard
Kosher salt and pepper
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  • Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, according to package instructions. During the final 3 minutes of cooking time, add the broccoli florets to the boiling water with...
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Nutritions

Calories
756

Sodium
738mg
30% DV

Fat
39g
61% DV

Protein
31g
62% DV

Carbs
62g
21% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV