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Easy Meatball Sandwiches

Written by: | Published: October 03, 2015 | Updated: October 04, 2015

Looking for quick and easy recipes to feed the family? My kids love meatballs, so meatball sandwiches are the perfect solution in a time crunch. In my house we try to make family meal time a priority. Even if it’s just a quick meal in the middle of a busy schedule it’s a daily commitment to sit down together, check in and see how everyone is doing. So, spending time making food either becomes part of that family time, or if I can find a fast meal, we get more time to chat at the table. I’m hoping this becomes a tradition that my kids continue with their own families… meal time together can really be a special time every day.

Today I have a super yummy and easy to make meal I hope you love.


Meatball sandwich
Meatball sandwich

Easy Meatball Sandwiches

You can easy make your meatballs from scratch or grab your favorite pre-made variety. I use my meatloaf recipe and cook up balls of the meat in a skillet for about 15 minutes.

Spices in the sauce
Spices in the sauce


Look at all the goodness already in this sauce! I did not add a single spice or extra ingredient into this mix. I just had meatballs and Ragu Pasta sauce in my skillet!


  • Meatballs
  • Ragu Pasta Sauce – flavor of your choice
  • Rolls – I grabbed a multi-grain artisan variety from my local bakery
  • Shredded cheese (optional)
meatball Sandwich - what you need
meatball Sandwich – what you need


All you need is a jar of your favorite flavor of Ragu pasta sauce and let the meatballs simmer in the sauce for about 15-20 minutes. Let the meat absorb that delicious flavor! For this batch I chose the Cheese Creations flavor with Parmesan and Romano cheeses. You don’t need to add any extra seasoning, all the goodness is already in the jar. The key to a great meatball sandwich is the spices and the flavor you add to the meatballs… so for me, the key is the sauce.

Cut the rolls in half and place 2-3 meatballs on each roll. You can also use a hoagie bun if you prefer.

We love cheese, so I topped the meatballs with a little extra shredded Italian cheese.

Homemade meatballs
Homemade meatballs

What we love about Ragu:

  • Ragu is a business success story created by an amazing woman – Women owned business for the win!
  • Ragu was created from tradition and there is a continual commitment to carry on the high standards.
  • Ragu Pasta Sauce is affordable and readily available at your local grocer.
  • Rague is filled with farm grown ingredients.
  • There are no artificial flavors, no artificial flavors and no high fructose corn syrup.

Read more to Discover the Ragu heritage story! And find out more about the woman you invented Ragu.


Ragu Pasta Sauce
Ragu Pasta Sauce


Homemade meatball sandwiches
Homemade meatball sandwiches

Click here to visit Ragu and read more about the story behind Rague Pasta Sauce


Do you have a favorite Ragu recipe?

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