The Country Cook: Meatball Sub On A Stick

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Meatball Sub On A Stick

Does your family get psyched for March Madness? Any basketball fans in your house? I can't say that I'm into basketball anywhere near as much as my hubby.  I really need no excuse to celebrate and eat but March Madness is a good enough reason as any. Maybe you're having a game watching party and don't want to fuss too much but you still want some grub that you know for sure everyone will love. I totally get that and I think Farm Rich Snacks and I can help offer up some ideas.
Hey, when you're a busy Momma, ain't nobody got time to be fussing all day in the kitchen when all you want to do is sit down and eat and enjoy the company, right? So these frozen Farm Rich foods are your snack hack. Freeze until you need them! Then just pop them into the microwave or oven or deep fryer (depending on the product) and boom - you're done! Set it all out and let everyone help themselves. There is something in here everyone will love. Personally I'm a huge fan of the breaded JalapeƱo Peppers and my guys love the Bone-In Chicken Wings. The wings actually have a good coating of breading on them that crisp up in the oven but can be made in the microwave if you're really short on time. 
I made everything in my oven this time around. I figured since I had it on, I'd just keep reusing the pans to make everything. And, I lined all my baking sheets with parchment paper for crazy-easy cleanup. Because don't nobody have time for all that either!
What was cool about the wings is the sauce is packaged separately. So I could make some with sauce and some without. My son isn't a big fan of buffalo sauce so it was no trouble to set aside a few just for him after cooking. 
They were all hovering while I tried to snap some photos. I'm not even kidding - the meatball skewers kept disappearing everytime I made an adjustment to my camera. Five minutes fellas - I only needed five minutes. Seriously though, it smelled awesome and it was getting hard to resist the temptation myself. 
Now, if you really want to impress those basketball fans, give this little recipe a try. I'm not even sure I can call it a recipe, it's more like a recipe hack. It will literally take you only 10 minutes to prepare these. Less time if you put the family to work to help out. 
1 bag Farm Rich Meatballs (Original, Turkey or Italian)
1 tube breadstick dough
2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 cup Mozzarella cheese
1 cup marinara sauce
12 bamboo skewers (like the ones you use for caramel apples)
(Italian Seasoning not pictured)

NOTE: The meatballs come frozen so you'll need to defrost them in the refrigerator overnight or in the microwave before making this. You want them soft enough to be able to insert onto the skewers. For one tube of breadsticks, you'll need 36 meatballs. 

Preheat oven to 375F.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Unroll dough and separate into 12 breadsticks. Thread one end of a breadstick on a skewer; add one meatball then thread the dough around the meatball. 
Repeat threading with breadstick and 2 additional meatballs. 
Place about one inch apart on cookie sheet. 
Repeat with remaining breadsticks and meatballs.
Bake for about 20 minutes. Meatballs should be cooked through and the breadsticks a nice light, golden brown. You may need to rotate the trays halfway through to ensure even cooking.
Once finished, take out pans and sprinkle the meatballs with mozzarella cheese and top that off with a sprinkle of Italian seasoning. 
Put the meatballs back into the oven for another 3-4 minutes or until cheese has melted. 
Heat up some of your favorite marinara sauce and serve with the meatball skewers for dipping!
My son ate like five of these all by himself. Put these out on a large plate or serving platter along with all your other favorite Farm Rich goodies and you will be the hostess with the mostest. No one needs to know you didn't even break a sweat!


Recipe adapted from: Pillsbury

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Farm Rich. The opinions and text are all mine.

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