Award-winning chef. Successful restaurateur. Iron Chef judge. Social media star. Donatella Arpaia has done it all. Still her favorite thing to do is working in the kitchen, creating inspiring dishes using the freshest, most authentic ingredients—including Galbani® cheese. Explore her latest menu ideas and learn tricks of the trade from this inspirational entrepreneur.

Galbani® Sensationally Spicy Meatball Sub


3 Meatballs, cut in half
4 oz. Marinara
1 tsp. Calabrian chili paste (or ½ tsp. red pepper flakes)
2 slices Ciabatta bread (3-4 inches)
1 tsp. Extra virgin olive oil
2–4 oz. Galbani Provolone, sliced
2–4 oz. Galbani Premio WMLM Mozzarella Block, sliced
  Arugula, for garnish


  1. In a pan, add Calabrian chili paste (or red pepper flakes) to marinara and bring to a simmer while stirring.

  2. Add the meatball halves to the sauce and simmer on a low flame, covered, until nice and hot.

  3. Toast the slices of ciabatta bread lightly on both sides. Place one of the toast slices on a baking sheet and brush both with olive oil.

  4. Arrange the slices of Provolone on one slice of the toasted bread. Then, carefully spoon the meatball halves evenly on top of the cheese, compressing them slightly.

  5. Place Mozzarella slices on top, covering the meatballs.

  6. Place in preheated oven for 2 minutes until cheese is slightly melted.

  7. Remove from oven and move carefully to a serving plate with a spatula, taking care not to lose the melted cheese on top.

  8. To serve, garnish the sandwich with crisp arugula leaves, and add the second toast slice on top. Serve with extra marinara sauce on the side for dipping, if desired.


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