Meatball Stuffed Garlic Bread

What’s better than garlic bread? Stuffed garlic bread. This combination of garlic bread and meatballs cooked in Tuttorosso Tomato Sauce is such a crowd pleaser. A truly upgraded meatball sub, cut the bread into big slices and serve them for a hearty lunch or game day favorite.

Meatball Stuffed Garlic Bread is a savory delight that combines the classic flavors of garlic bread with the heartiness of meatballs. This indulgent dish features soft, warm bread rolls generously stuffed with perfectly seasoned meatballs, creating a delicious fusion of textures and tastes. Each bite offers a burst of garlic-infused goodness, complemented by the savory meatball filling. This creative take on traditional garlic bread elevates the dining experience, making it a satisfying and flavorful choice for those who appreciate a comforting blend of bread and savory meat. Whether enjoyed as a snack, appetizer, or part of a hearty meal, Meatball Stuffed Garlic Bread is sure to satisfy the cravings of any food enthusiast.


    • 1 garlic head, top removed
    • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 batch Gina's Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
    • 1 large Italian loaf
    • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
    • 3 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
    • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


      • 1. ​​Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the cut garlic head and place in the oven, cut side down. Bake for 20 minutes.

      • 2. In the meantime, make the meatballs. Use Tuttorosso Crushed tomatoes to make the meatballs.

      • 3. While the meatballs cook, cut the top off the loaf of bread and hollow out the center. Squeeze the softened garlic into the butter and mix with two tablespoons of the parsley. Spread over the inside of the loaf and the cut top piece. Place the bread in the oven for 10 minutes to partially toast the bread and melt the garlic butter.

      • 4. Once the meatballs are ready, spoon them into the hollowed bread.

      • 5. Sprinkle the top of the meatballs with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the cut top piece.

      • 6. Place the bread back in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Broil for the last 3 minutes of cooking.

      • 7. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and place the cut top piece of bread back on the loaf. Cut into slices and serve immediately.

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