Toasted meatball marinara baps

Toasted meatball marinara baps


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About this recipe: Soft baps are stuffed with meatballs in a marinara sauce, together with grated mozzarella, before being lightly toasted in the oven.


Serves: 6 

  • 1.2kg pizza topping sauce
  • 285g apple jam
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 450g meatballs
  • 6 baps, split lengthways
  • 115g grated mozzarella cheese

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. In a large saucepan, mix pizza topping sauce, apple jam, Italian herb seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring to a low boil over medium heat.
  2. Place meatballs into the sauce mixture. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until meatballs are done, stirring occasionally.
  3. While the meatballs are cooking, preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Place the split sandwich rolls on a large baking tray.
  4. Place several meatballs and desired amount of sauce in each roll. Layer with mozzarella cheese. Place in the preheated oven for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.


If your local supermarket doesn't stock apple jam, you can find it in speciality stores or online. Alternatively, the recipe will also work with apple sauce.

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