Melted Provolone, Roasted Peppers and Meatball Sandwich Recipe

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A gourmet style Italian meatball sandwich.

Growing up in East Utica N.Y., this one was a family favorite.

Very special to us back then when money was tight we would make this one from Sunday leftovers.

Now in 2012, a sandwich you will pay plenty for and considered gourmet.

Simple, delicious and Mom always put the combination of flavors together, this is one to remember.

Meatballs in Sauce (click here for homemade meatball recipe) or use store bought
Provolone Cheese slices
Garlic powder (or used fresh minced garlic pieces rubbed on the hard rolls)
Olive oil
Hard Rolls
Roasted Peppers (click here for directions on making homemade roasted peppers)
Grating cheese
Optional: oregano

Split the hard roll in half. Brush both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic powder lightly, add a pinch or oregano and grating cheese. Add two crushed meatballs to one side, top with a slice of provolone cheese and a large portion of roasted peppers on top. Broil until the bun toasts and the cheese is melted. Drizzle some more olive oil over the top or add more Traditional Sunday Sauce if you like this covered in tomato sauce.


  1. I love that recipe, and I love the story you shared behind it, will definitely have to make it for my husband. Love the blog, great recipes!

  2. Love your recipe. It looks very delicious. And so glad that the blog stealer's blog has been shut down. Hope you have a lovely day. MaryMoh at

  3. This sandwich sounds awesome. My wife isn't a big fan, but I am playing bachelor this week, so I see this in my immediate future.

  4. Totally mouth watering!! Would love to take a bite out of that sandwich!

  5. This sandwich is so tempting! It looks very tasty and I'm mouthwatering :) Bye, a kiss for you

  6. wonderful with provolone. It really is a very tasty cheese!

  7. Hi Claudia,
    This recipe and the combination of flavours is totally delicious and the pictures looks so mouth watering and yummy!!
    Thanks for sharing the story behind it with us.

  8. This will always, always be a family favorite. Great that it's become "gourmet"! I've never tried adding roasted peppers, though -- a definite will-do. Thanks, Claudia!

  9. Hi Claudia, your sandwich look delicious and tempting. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a nice day.

  10. Me encanta el queso provolone, asi que intentaré hacer esta estupenda receta. Un saludo Acaramelada

  11. What could be wrong with homemade meatballs, sauce, and cheese? Absolutely nothing, that's what! Yum.

  12. This recipe looks fabulous! I love a good meatball sandwich! Have a great week!

  13. What a great recipe I want to try! I've never had this sandwich before and know I would love, love it. It looks delicious with those roasted peppers on top of the cheese and meat!!!

  14. You and I must have roasted red peppers sandwiches on our brains! Yours is awesome with the meatballs . . . even my husband would love these (he has to have his meat ya know!)


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