Meatball Hoagie Braids

I posted this recipe when I guest posted at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker.  I have participated in Kristen’s monthly Improv Challenge.  It is so much fun, if you haven’t participated yet, you should definitely check it out! You should check out Kristen’s blog, she has some recipes on there! I thought I would re-post the recipe here in case you did not get a chance to see it.  

Since I am a working mom, I always like to find easy meals that I can make fast when I get home from work.  I rather spend my evening with my family than spend it cooking dinner.  These Meatball Hoagie Braids are really easy to make.  They can even be made using leftover meatballs or store bought meatballs. 

Since I don’t like beef, I used turkey meatballs, which are also a little healthier, but you can always use ground beef as well.  These hoagies were so delicious! It was like going to a pizza restaurant for dinner, except that it was homemade.  I hope that you all enjoy this, we can’t wait to make it again!

Meatball Hoagie Braids
(Recipe adapted from Best of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookbook)

2 cans (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
16 meatballs (about 1 pound), halved
1 cup marinara sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2.  Separate the crescent dough into 8 rectangles.  Place the rectangles on a greased cookie sheet.  Firmly press perforations to seal.

3.  Place 4 meatball halves lengthwise down the center of each rectangle.  Top each with 2 tablespoons of sauce and 2 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese.  With scissors or a sharp knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on each side of filing.  Alternatively cross strips over filling.  Brush dough with beaten egg and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.  Repeat for each square.

4.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.  


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  1. OMGosh. I’ve made pepperoni bread. I’ve made meatball hoagies. But this may just be genius.

  2. These look fabulous! Pinning!!

  3. This looks so good.
    Have a great day.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  4. This looks amazing! My hubby would really enjoy this. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

  5. This looks amazing!! yum yum!!

  6. Oh Mr. B is going to love this! He loves sandwiches and especially meatball sandwiches! Thanks for sharing this at the party Alyssa! I’ll be featuring it on my Facebook page too :-)

  7. Love this! Looks like the perfect meal for my family!! I have to pin this!

  8. What a pretty presentation. Thank you for sharing this good idea.

  9. Hi Alyssa,
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Found you through Shaken Together. These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them.

  11. Found you at Shaken Together, looks awesome! I would love for you to come link it up on I Freakin’ Did it Friday

  12. this looks great!

  13. Alyssa,
    This is an amazing looking hoagie that I’ve already pinned, printed and shared on FB, lol Can you tell I really, really like it? I do. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  14. This looks delicious!! Putting them on my list of things to have for dinner :)
    Thanks so much for sharing at Artsy Corner! Hope to see you again this week.