Baked Turkey Meatball Braided Sandwich Recipe

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Can you believe May is almost over, school is out and summer is almost here? Seriously, it feels like we were just scraping ice off the windshield of the car and now the temperatures are into the 80’s! For our family, summer break is super busy for us. The kids have camps, swim club, and lots of outdoor play with their friends. I am constantly running the kids from one place to another or running errands myself.

What I don’t want is make mealtime complicated. A delicious and filling sandwich is always a welcome recipe in our house. My Baked Turkey Meatball Braided Sandwich fits that bill well! I love this Baked Turkey Meatball Braided Sandwich recipe because the entire family truly loves it. Every one likes red pasta sauce, except my daughter. It is just as easy to make a custom sandwich for her using Alfredo sauce. My son is not crazy about anything spicy, so we just leave the Sriracha and pepper jack cheese that my husband likes out of his.

Baked Turkey Meatball Braided Sandwich

This recipe is so adaptable, right?! Don’t like meatballs? Just substitute ground beef or turkey. The flavors will still knock your socks off. You can also cook your meatballs two ways…you can heat them in the microwave or simmer them on the stove top. We prefer the later, unless we are really short on time. My husband will get his favorite deep pan and simmer the meatballs and mushrooms in the red sauce for about 20 minutes. At the end of the cook time, he will add just a sprinkling of cheese. Then we make the sandwiches according to the directions. This Baked Turkey Meatball Braided Sandwich recipe makes my belly happy every time I make it!

Baked Turkey Meatball Braided Sandwich ingredients
 

Baked Turkey Meatball Braided Sandwich Recipe

 
Here’s what you need:

  • 2 cans (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 16 frozen cooked turkey meatballs, halved
  • 1 cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red, orange and yellow peppers
  • 1 cup red or white pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • *1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese and 2 Tbsp. Sriracha (if you want a little kick)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten

First, pre-heat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray or use a silicone mat.
Unroll crescent rolls dough and separate into 8 rectangles. Place rectangles on cookie sheets and press perforations.

Baked Turkey Meatball Braided Sandwich pot

Thaw your meatballs. Once completely thawed, cut in halves or quarters. Now, in a medium pot, add your red (or white) sauce and your mushrooms and meatballs Cook on low for 10-15 minutes. Add your Sriracha (if desired) to your pasta sauce and mix well. Add 1/2 cup of your shredded mozzarella.

Baked Turkey Meatball Braided Sandwich toppings

Spoon your sauce/meat/mushroom mixture down the center of each rectangle. Top with 1 tablespoon of peppers and 2 tablespoons mozzarella and Parmesan cheese (and pepper jack if going for the extra kick).

Baked Turkey Meatball Braided Sandwich cutting braids

Using kitchen scissors, make cuts 1 inch apart on each side of filling and cross or braid strips over filling.

Baked Turkey Meatball Braided Sandwich cutting braids wash and parm

Use a pastry brush to brush dough with beaten egg and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Baked Turkey Meatball Braided Sandwich

Baked Turkey Meatball Braided Sandwich

Baked Turkey Meatball Braided Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 16 frozen cooked turkey meatballs, halved
  • 1 cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red, orange and yellow peppers
  • 1 cup red or white pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • *1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese and 2 Tbsp. Sriracha (if you want a little kick)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray or use a silicone mat.
  2. Unroll crescent rolls dough and separate into 8 rectangles. Place rectangles on cookie sheets and press perforations.
  3. Thaw your meatballs. Once completely thawed, cut in halves or quarters.
  4. In a medium pot, add your red (or white) sauce and your mushrooms and meatballs Cook on low for 10-15 minutes. Add your Sriracha (if desired) to your pasta sauce and mix well. Add 1/2 cup of your shredded mozzarella.
  5. Spoon your sauce/meat/mushroom mixture down the center of each rectangle.
  6. Top with 1 tablespoon of peppers and 2 tablespoons mozzarella and Parmesan cheese (and pepper jack if going for the extra kick).
  7. Using scissors, make cuts 1 inch apart on each side of filling and cross or braid strips over filling. Brush dough with beaten egg and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
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About Kelly

Kelly is a wife, mom of 5 (2 are furry), camera bug, tech lover, gadget grabber, travel enthusiast, music aficionado and TV junkie. Her goal is to share with you recipes, DIY ideas and crafts that are fun, easy to make and won’t break the bank.

Comments

  1. This looks so good! Thanks! 🙂

  2. I love easy meal ideas! This is a fun recipe for a summer time dinner!

  3. Now that my kids are older, they are helping out more in the kitchen. This looks like a great recipe for us to make together. Plus, I know it’ll be one we all love eating.

  4. This looks delicious! I would love to pre-make these and then freeze them so then I could easily pop them into the oven and have a quick and delicious meal idea,

  5. This looks fantastic. I love meals like this that are hearty and tasty and easy to eat. I would love to make extra and have them for a few days.

  6. We’re big meatball fans here. They can be so versatile! I don’t believe I’ve ever had meatballs with peppers, so these sound intriguing.

  7. Julie Wood says:

    I want to make this recipe! It looks so delicious and I know my family will love this for a dinner meal!

  8. This looks delicious! I love the addition of mushrooms as well.

  9. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    This sandwich looks delicious, I just hope mine comes out like the one pictured:)

  10. Jerry Marquardt says:

    This sandwich looks deliciously good! I would love to make this as an afternoon treat.

  11. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    This looks so pretty on the plate! Great company food (or just dinner 🙂 )

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