Sliced Meatball Panini

Posted in Lunch, Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 8 cooked meatballs, cut into 3 or 4 slices
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 hoagie buns, split
  • 2 oz provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese

In a skillet, heat 2 tsp. of oil over medium heat. Add sliced meatballs and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, 4 to 5minutes.  Add marinara sauce, reduce heat to low and simmer until meatballs are heated through, 8 to 10 minutes.  Remove from heat, keep warm. Place buns, cut side down, on a work surface and brush crusts with the remaining oil.  Turn rolls over and, on bottom halves, evenly layer with provolone, meatballs and sauce.  Sprinkle with basil, mozzarella and Parmesan.  Cover with top halves and press gently to pack.  Place sandwiches in grill, cook until golden, 3 to 4 minutes.