{Yummy} Very Good Chance of Meatballs Sandwich Recipe

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 was a really good movie that we have to whip a yummy recipe out of it! This is so good my kids asked to make it on our movie nights!

Creating food to drop from the sky was out of our control because we don’t have a Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator (FLDSMDFR for short), so we headed to our own food lab (OK, it was the kitchen) to create a magical lunch inspired by the movie.

The Very Good Chance of Meatballs Sandwich from Kids Activities Blog
Can’t wait to get a taste of these amazing meatballs!

The wonders of Very Good Chance of Meatballs Sandwich

One of the things that I have difficulty finding is something to send with my kids in their lunchbox that they will actually eat. On top of that, I have this mom guilt-thing about trying to find a balanced meal. It is the perfect food storm.

That is where the Very Good Chance of Meatballs Sandwich comes in. It is the perfect grab-and-go food. It works as an appetizer, is easy to serve when entertaining during the big game, is adored as a family dinner, and the kids will take the left-overs to school in their lunchbox with a smile.

It doesn’t contain ANY anchovies and won’t attack search parties or try to learn to swim.

Ingredients of Very Good Chance of Meatballs Sandwich Recipe

  • Bread Dough for 1 Loaf
  • 12 Meatballs
  • 1 Large Jar of Spaghetti Sauce
  • Shredded Italian Cheese Blend

NOTE: All of this can be prepared ahead of time and popped into the oven 20 minutes before serving.

How to make Very Good Chance of Meatballs Sandwich

Step 1

Prepare the bread dough – I use a bread machine and use my favorite bread dough recipe. I set it on manual so that it stops prior to the baking process. I have also used purchased refrigerated bread dough and even purchased pizza dough.

Step 2

Get the meatballs & sauce – I use frozen meatballs and add them to a jar of my favorite spaghetti sauce in the crockpot and place it on high for 4 hours. It defrosts the meatballs and lets them soak up a lot of the yummy sauce!

Step 3

Once the dough and meatballs are ready, separate the bread dough into 12 small balls on a floured surface. Using a rolling pin, flatten each into a circle about 3x the diameter of the meatballs.

Step 4

Add a little of the cheese mixture, add the meatball, and then a little more cheese before pulling up the sides of the dough to cover the meatball.

Step 5

Tuck the open end together, and then place that side down on a greased baking sheet. Repeat for the rest of the meatballs.

Step 6

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden.

Step 7

Serve to the kids, but let it cool down a bit first!

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Look at that savory, delicious final product!

get Ready for some Movie time goodness

Time for movie night! Whip up some of these sandwiches, grab some finger foods, pop some popcorn and sit down with the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

Yield: 12 pieces

Yummy Very Good Chance of Meatballs Sandwich Recipe

Very Good Chance of Meatballs Sandwich Ready - Kids Activities Blog

The movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" was so good that we made a recipe out of it, even if it was shown almost 10 years ago! Re-live the action and fun of this film with your kids while munching on a super yummy snack inspired by this very film!

Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Bread Dough for 1 Loaf
  • 12 Meatballs
  • 1 Large Jar of Spaghetti Sauce
  • Shredded Italian Cheese Blend

Instructions

  1. Prepare the bread dough. You can make your own dough or buy ready-made ones you can find in groceries!
  2. Get your frozen meatballs, soak them in your favorite spaghetti sauce and let set it aside for 4 hours to let the meatballs absorb the sauce.
  3. When the dough and meatballs are ready, make 12 small balls out of the bread dough and put them on a floured surface. Flatten each into a circle about 3x the diameter of the meatballs using a rolling pin.
  4. Insert a little cheese mixture, add the meatball, and then a little more cheese before pulling up the sides of the dough to cover the meatball.
  5. Tuck the open end together, and then place that side down on a greased baking sheet. Repeat for the rest of the meatballs.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden.
  7. Let them cool down a bit before serving to the kids!

Have you tried this awesome meatballs sandwich recipe? How did your kids love it?

This article has been updated and was originally sponsored.

28 Comments

  1. Holly – these look Ah-mazing!!! It even looks like something that I could even make!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Wow! These looks sooooo good! I just showed my daughter the pictures and she said “Can we make that today?”

  3. Should be “look” good! LOL! But they do “looks” good too!

  4. These look delicious! We can’t wait to see the movie too!

  5. What a great idea and creative way to make a meatball sandwich! I love it.

    Pinning.

  6. You definitely can! I am NOT a cook, but adore eating…and these are really good!

  7. ha! I love it. Oh do make them and let me know how it goes!

  8. Me too! I just recently re-watched the original and was reminded how fun these movies are!

  9. Thanks Crystal! This is easier than eggrolls…so maybe this is the next cooking project for your oldest son!

  10. Yes! I am doing this the night we watch the movie! My kids are so excited! Thanks for making it so easy!!!!

  11. Oh my! This looks like so much fun and so delicious to boot. My boys loved the first Cloudy movie and are really looking forward to watching the 2nd – love how you planned a meal around it- seriously, FUN!

  12. This looks so yummy!! I am going to have to try this! Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  13. Can you make these ahead and freeze them? They look SO good!

  14. These look great. Since it is about 3 degrees outside and snowing I think we should make these and have a movie night.

    Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week!

  15. These look mouth watering yummy!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  16. Fun dinner idea! Thanks for sharing at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! We love having you. I have pinned it to the Happiness Is Homemade Party Board. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com

  17. Ooh, I know what’s for dinner tonight! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  18. We are mostly vegetarian here. I am sure my kids will love these with veggie meatballs! Going to try it for their lunch over the weekend! Thanks so much for sharing it for Tell Me About It Tuesday!

  19. This sounds awesome! I am honored that you shared at Home and Garden Thursday!
    Kathy

  20. Frozen meatballs? Jar of sauce?–Are you from Canada or just lazy or without tastebuds?

  21. Do you put sauce in them or do you use little dipping bowls? I cannot wait to try these my kids won’t eat them so me and the Mr. will enjoy them all to ourselves. I have one kid that will not each bread, and one that will not eat meatballs lol. Thanks for sharing!!

  22. I put a little inside, but it usually cooks into the meatball, so a dipping sauce is a great idea.

  23. ive been trying to find different things to pack in my hubbys lunch besides sandwiches, this is perfect! how do you think these would hold up til lunch if i didnt add so much sauce inside? i would heat them well and keep in foil.

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