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Put your slow cooker to work and take the guesswork out of what to serve for dinner by making turkey meatball subs using store-bought turkey meatballs.
Have you ever arrived home at the end of the day and wondered what you would serve for dinner? My family is busy. I have two teenage boys who are heavily involved in afterschool sports and activities.
Dinner sometimes is rushed. While we would all like to sit down together for a meal, sometimes it's not possible. Many nights I have one kid arriving home as the other is leaving for his practice.
The crockpot is the answer to busy family dinner solutions. With January being National Slow Cooker month, there's no better time to pull out Farm Rich turkey meatballs and the crockpot to help make dinner a little easier.
For the subs, I made a simple homemade tomato sauce for the crockpot before adding Farm Rich turkey meatballs. It's that easy!
I allow the meatballs to slow simmer for a few hours and dinner is ready when we arrive home. Farm Rich meatballs are my go-to when making meatball subs. I don't always have time to make my own meatballs from scratch and these Farm Rich Meatballs are the perfect solution.
What I love about this recipe is that it serves double duty - Turkey Meatball Subs one night for dinner and the next we reheat and serve what's left over a bed of pasta.
Farm Rich meatballs are gluten-free and come in three varieties including original, turkey and Italian style. These meatballs are packed with protein which is important for the growing teenagers in the house.
I like to use the turkey balls because they are lower in fat. And they're perfect when making meatball subs.
The sauce is an easy concoction of fire roasted and crushed tomatoes. The right mix of spices and Parmesan Cheese adds true Italian flavor to the sauce.
We use hoagie rolls when making these meatball subs. Spoon on plenty of sauce and turkey meatballs, top with mozzarella cheese and slide under the broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese. The subs are ooey gooey delicious! You may even need to eat these with a knife and fork:)
While these are a dinner time favorite in my house, we've also been known to make these subs for lunch on busy weekends and also on game day while watching our favorite football and basketball teams.
Farm Rich Meatballs in the crockpot makes feeding a crowd on game day easy.
My Columbus, Ohio readers will be happy to know that the Farm Rich Meatball Truck Tour is coming to town during the month of January.
At each stop, there will be free meatball samples, recipes ideas and food inspirations to help shoppers during the New Year. Specific times and store locations can be found on the Farm Rich website.
Crockpot Turkey Meatball Subs
Serves 8-10. Total time: 4 hours.
- 1 Farm Rich package Turkey Meatballs
- 1 package hoagie rolls
- 1 28-ounce can crushed tomato
- 2 14-ounce cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- Parsley, oregano and basil to taste
- 1 package mozzarella cheese slices
- 1 package provolone cheese slices
Add the onion, garlic and tomatoes to a crockpot on low heat. Mix in a dash of parsley, oregano and basil to taste. Nestle the meatballs on top of the sauce and allow the slow cooker to slow simmer for 3 to 4 hour. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the meatballs and slow cook for another 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Spoon plenty of sauce and meatballs onto hoagie rolls, top with slices of mozzarella and provolone cheese and place the sandwiches under a broiler for a minute or until the cheese has melted and the bun has browned. Serve immediately.