Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs are actually a slow cooker budget recipe that tastes like a million dollars. It is a simple recipe using frozen meatballs, but it dressed up with fresh basil and mozzarella for a homemade taste.

Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs

July 7, 2017Deanna

Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs are actually a slow cooker budget recipe that tastes like a million dollars. It is a simple recipe using frozen meatballs, but it dressed up with fresh basil and mozzarella for a homemade taste.

Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs are actually a slow cooker budget recipe that tastes like a million dollars. It is a simple recipe using frozen meatballs, but it dressed up with fresh basil and mozzarella for a homemade taste.

  • Ideas Galore

Ideas are swimming amuck in my head. It isn’t recipes I’m afraid. It is actually ideas on what is called evergreen content.

I am so grateful over this last month with how Seduction in Kitchen turned itself around. When it went down for those 5 days, I truly thought this the end of my blog. That was lost forever.

It wasn’t. Instead of that 5 days down was a huge wake-up call to me. I needed to do changes for the sake of my baby, Seduction in the Kitchen.

As you know, the changes were changing my host. As I mentioned in the Old Fashion Iced Tea, my stats within 24 hours of changing the host doubled. Every day I wake up to numbers I did not see prior to that change.

  • Evergreen Content

So yes I’m grateful that you guys like me, you really like me. Ok not to go and channel my inner Sally Field on you guys, but I am grateful. I want to pay it forward for other bloggers. So that is what is called evergreen content.

Now I already have a few of those on Seduction in the Kitchen. It under my Blogger Resources section. I just updated some the SEO on the Creating Your Own Food Photography Light. However, I will admit seeing the photos on it and knowing I did them with my iPhone as I created that light, boy was my old apartment was DARK! If I could I redo those photos. To do that I need to build another light. I put it on my “maybe” list.

However, I will admit seeing the photos on it and knowing I did them with my iPhone as I created that light, boy was my old apartment was DARK! No wonder some the photos I shot in the yucky apartment was bad. If I could I would redo those photos. To do that I would need to build another light. I will put it on my “maybe” list.

I want to do a little more of this evergreen content. You do a Google search, you see plenty of this for how to make a Pinterest long pin, what plugins to use on a food blog, even how to start food blogging. They are all great, though the plugin ones are a little outdated because some the plugins are not updated or there a new one that better, stuff like that.

So in talking with a friend, there are subjects in food blogging that isn’t talked about like how important your host can be in terms of traffic as I found out. So I am going to do that. Plus I am working on how you can create a background for under $20. As I said, ideas are running amuck in my brain for this.

Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs are actually a slow cooker budget recipe that tastes like a million dollars. It is a simple recipe using frozen meatballs, but it dressed up with fresh basil and mozzarella for a homemade taste.

  • Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs

I am always on a budget. So every penny counts for me. Even though I know that I still have champagne taste, but sometimes not even a beer budget.

My obsession with frozen meatballs is obvious. For me, they are my perfect budget food. Others agree because of my last few posts of that have frozen meatballs:

Poorman's Meatball Soup photo

Poorman’sMeatball Soup

Poor Man's Stuffed Cabbage is an easy slow cooker recipe that is just a dump and cook it recipe. Perfect for those hectic days when you do not have enough time to prepare the meal. Dump in the slow cooker, let cook while at work and come home to a hot meal

Poor Man’s Stuffed Cabbage

Have done really well on Pinterest for me. Still, I do love frozen meatballs. I think it is because I can throw them in the slow cooker and be done.

 

Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs are actually a slow cooker budget recipe that tastes like a million dollars. It is a simple recipe using frozen meatballs, but it dressed up with fresh basil and mozzarella for a homemade taste.

How did this Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs come about? I was craving meatball subs but in between pays and not much in the bank account. I knew I had fresh mozzarella. I am growing in my little herb garden purple basil. Besides frozen meatballs, I really love Caprese salad.

The idea came to me, the meatballs are in tomato sauce, why not use the purple basil and mozzarella and create a Caprese meatball sub. Of course, I used this caramelized balsamic on it too which really brought the flavor out in my jar tomato sauce.

Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs are actually a slow cooker budget recipe that tastes like a million dollars. It is a simple recipe using frozen meatballs, but it dressed up with fresh basil and mozzarella for a homemade taste.

Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs

Serves 8 Servings     adjust servings

Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs are actually a slow cooker budget recipe that tastes like a million dollars. It is a simple recipe using frozen meatballs, but it dressed up with fresh basil and mozzarella for a homemade taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Frozen Italian Style Meatballs
  • 1 Jar Tomato and Basil Sauce 32 ounces
  • 1 Fresh Mozzarella Ball
  • 1 bunch Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Dried Oregano For garnish
  • Balsamic Vinegar optional
  • 8 Sausage Rolls

Instructions

  1. In a slow cooker add the jar of sauce to it.

  2. Next, add the frozen meatballs to the slow cooker.

  3. Place the lid on the slow cooker and let the meatballs and sauce cook on high for about 2 hours.

  4. When the meatballs are done, mix them up in the sauce and place them into the sausage buns to start creating the sandwich

  5. Slice up the mozzarella ball into slices.

  6. Place the mozzarella slices on top of the meatballs in the subs.

  7. Place the fresh basil leaves on top the mozzarella

  8. Garnish with a little dried oregano

  9. Drizzle on a little balsamic if desired

  10. Then serve them up and ENJOY!

by

Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs are actually a slow cooker budget recipe that tastes like a million dollars. It is a simple recipe using frozen meatballs, but it dressed up with fresh basil and mozzarella for a homemade taste.
3 reviews
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 237kcal Calories from fat 70
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 405mg17%
Carbohydrate 31g10%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 11g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
What do you think of this recipe? I'd love to hear about it! Leave me a note in the comment section below. To get to know me more, follow me on Instagram! This post may contain affiliate links.
Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs #slowcooker budget #recipe & tastes like a million dollars. https://goo.gl/i6jVVqClick To Tweet Slow Cooker Caprese Meatball Subs are actually a slow cooker budget recipe that tastes like a million dollars. It is a simple recipe using frozen meatballs, but it dressed up with fresh basil and mozzarella for a homemade taste.

7 Comments

  • Deanna

    Claudia

    July 8, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I really enjoyed reading this and love the photos

  • Deanna

    Edyta @ Innocent Delight

    July 8, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Great idea for using frozen meatballs. I will definitely want to try this! I love your post on video crossposting. Thanks for the info 🙂

  • Deanna

    debi at Life Currents

    July 8, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I love caprese anything, and meatballs have been a favorite around my house for a few months now (of course we use meatless meatballs which would be great in this recipe). Looking good!

  • Deanna

    Lisa Bryan

    July 8, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Love that these meatballs are done in the slow cooker. My slow cooker gets used a ton in the summer when I don’t “really” feel like cooking. 😉

  • Deanna

    Natalie

    July 8, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    This looks soooo good! My family loves meatballs. Can’t wait to give this recipe a go.

  • Deanna

    Chelf

    July 8, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    what a cool way to use up frozen meatballs -or vegan meatballs in my case!

  • Deanna

    Cassie

    July 8, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    These look absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to whip these up – they would be such a hit in our house!!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Previous Post Next Post
829 Shares
Share8
Pin801
Yum19
Flip
Stumble1
Email