Barilla Turkey Sausage Meatball Hero Subs + Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla®. All opinions are my own. 

I think it’s funny when I meet people. They somehow think that every night dinner is a gourmet affair at our house. Who us?

turkey sausage meatball subs

Eating healthier is a priority of our family and recently we had the chance to try the new Barilla® pasta sauces available on store shelves. We used our sauce to make these delicious turkey sausage meatball subs. I liked the use of fresh ingredients and the ease of use. I do resort to using canned spaghetti sauces on occasion. I would learn to can and make my own sauce but I think that I’m saving money but not giving my family food poisoning and wasting hundreds of dollars learning how to can. I’m learning more in my advanced age. 

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We love that  Barilla® not only uses fresh ingredients in their sauces, but also has a full line of pasta as well. We love using their whole wheat pasta. 

Today I’m sharing not only a great recipe using Barilla® but several ways for you to use some yourself and donate to a good cause in the process! Barilla® wants you to not only taste the difference, but make a difference as well. For every jar of Barilla® sauce purchased from 4/1/14 through 5/31/14 Barilla® will donate $0.05 to Feeding America’s National Produce Program with a minimum donation of $150,000. 

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All you have to do is comment and you’re entered to win. One of our readers will win a fantastic prize package which includes a jar of Barilla® sauce, one Barilla® branded wooden spoon, one Barilla® Spaghettata Bowl, and five (5) coupons, each redeemable for one (1) jar of Barilla pasta sauce. Approximate Retail Value: $60. Ten of our readers will receive a coupon for one free jar of pasta sauce. 


Barilla Turkey Sausage Meatball Hero Subs + Giveaway!


  • 1-1 1/2 pounds turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs (for gluten free/paleo use almond flour)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley (use 2 tbsp dried parsley)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • Parmesan cheese for topping
  • 4 hoagie buns


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a broiler pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the turkey sausage, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs (or almond flour), parsley and cloves. Form meat into walnut sized balls and place on broiler pan.
  3. While meat is cooking, pour the sauce into a small saucepan. Heat on low heat while meat is cooking.
  4. Bake the meatballs at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for several minutes while you prepare the buns. To prepare the buns, slice a knife down the inside center of the bun and scoop out the inside of the bread. Toast the bread. Spoon meatballs onto the inside of the hoagie bun, then pour sauce generously over the meatballs. Top meatballs with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.


Use gluten free hoagie buns for a gluten free version. For paleo or gluten free, place meatballs on top of salad.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla®. For every jar of Barilla® sauce purchased, $0.05 will be donated to Feeding America’s National Produce Program which secures one pound of fresh produce on behalf of local food banks. Barilla® will make a minimum donation of 4.2 million pounds of fresh produce ($150,000) from 4/1/14 through 5/31/14.

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  2. Michelle L says:

    I would love to try this

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    I help my community as much as I can…I volunteer & donate to my childs school, we also have some elderly neighbors we help out by shoveling, mowing their lawns & give them vegetables form our garden.

  6. Vikki Billings says:

    Once a month we give food to a food pantry in our neighborhood that has helped us in the past, we also donate things to a thrift shop here that benefits battered women.

  7. I donate items we no longer need to charity!

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    always do what i can for others with dogs in the neighborhood.

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    I volunteer at our local food bank

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    I give back to my community by making donations and volunteering for things when I have time to.

  11. Sara Filler says:

    Helping with baseball coaching

  12. I give back by donating biannually gently used items . my whole family gets involved.

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    I donate food to our local food banks and diapers to a local charity for teenage mothers.

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