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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Now and Later: Easy Cook-and-Freeze Meal

I like weekends when we can catch up on cooking, both for the weekend's nutritional needs as well as prepping for what is sure to be a busy week.

Here's a simple recipe for a filling meal that also freezes well for packing lunches or putting together a hot homemade supper after a long workday.

Fix and Freeze Meatball Sandwiches
Inspiration recipe here

  • Hoagie rolls
  • Cooked meatballs (I used premade turkey meatballs)
  • Marinara sauce 
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese

Line a baking sheet with foil. Place your meatballs in large saucepan and cover with marinara - add just enough sauce to coat each meatball. Heat the meatballs and sauce on medium-low, stirring occasionally, until meatballs are heated through.Slice rolls if needed, leaving one side uncut. Fill with meatballs (usually 4-5 meatballs. Top with remaining marinara sauce from pan. Place filled sandwich rolls closely on baking sheet. Top each sandwich with 1/8 c. shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake at 400F until cheese is melted, hot, and bubbly.

To freeze for later, wrap filled and unbaked sandwiches in foil. To reheat and serve, remove from freezer and bake (wrapped) at 400F for 15 minutes.

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