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Cheese-Stuffed Turkey Meatball Hoagie with Giardiniera Relish

  • 8 Servings
  • 20 mins Prep Time
  • 35 mins Total Time

Ingredients

  • Tip: For easier prep, start with Cheese Stuffed Italian Turkey Meatballs
  • For the Turkey Meatballs:
  • 1 lb 85% Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 x 1/2" cubes
  • For the Sub Sandwich Toppings:
  • 4 hoagie buns, lightly toasted
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup prepared giardiniera relish, pulsed briefly in food processor if necessary
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thinly into rings
Serving Size 1/2 sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470
Calories from fat
% Daily Value*
Total fat 33 g 42 %
Saturated fat 9 g 45 %
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 100 mg 33 %
Sodium 790 mg 34 %
Total Carbohydrates 25 g 9 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 0 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 18 g
Calcium 208%
Iron 2%
Potassium 125%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label on the product may vary slightly.
  • Step 1

    To prepare the Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Step 2

    Stir breadcrumbs and milk together in a large bowl and let sit for 5 minutes. Add the egg, cheese, parsley, oregano, and salt. Stir until well blended.
  • Step 3

    Add the ground turkey and use a fork, or your fingers, to gently mix until combined. Do not over mix.
  • Step 4

    Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions.
  • Step 5

    Wet your hands. Form each turkey portion into a ball around a cube of mozzarella.
  • Step 6

    Place the meatballs on a half sheet pan and bake for 10-15 minutes or until a meat thermometer reaches 165°F.
  • Step 7

    While the meatballs are cooking, spread mayonnaise evenly on hoagie buns, then add giardiniera relish (available at most grocery stores, near the pickles/olives).
  • Step 8

    Once the meatballs are finished baking, place 3 on each bun.
  • Step 9

    Top with thinly sliced red onion rings and sliced tomatoes.

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