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It takes just 15 minutes to have this everyday easy sandwich ready. The shortcut secret: a package of frozen cooked meatballs.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In a food processor or blender combine oil, lemon juice, parsley, and garlic; cover and process until finely chopped. Salt and pepper to taste.

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  • Transfer parsley mixture to a large skillet; add meatballs and heat through, covered, over medium heat, stirring and spooning sauce over meatballs occasionally.

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  • Place one ciabatta roll, toasted side up, on each plate. Top with romaine. Remove meatballs from skillet with a slotted spoon; place atop romaine. Drizzle warm parsley mixture atop. Makes 6 servings.

Pantry Items:

Olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper


To speed up the heating of meatballs with the pasta, heat them first according to package directions. You won't need to thaw first.

Nutrition Facts

534 calories; 31 g total fat; 10 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 9 g monounsaturated fat; 49 mg cholesterol; 1002 mg sodium. 253 mg potassium; 43 g carbohydrates; 6 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 20 g protein; 2721 IU vitamin a; 36 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 3 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 194 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 131 mg calcium; 5 mg iron;


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