Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice the ciabatta loaf in half horizontally. With your
fingers, dig out a trough in the center. Make sure to leave enough bread on the
bottom and edges that your filling will not make the bread soggy
With a pastry brush, evenly coat the ciabatta with olive oil. (This will allow the
bread to brown and get crispy so that the marinara sauce will not make it soggy.) · Bake the bread for 1015 minutes
While the bread is cooking, sauté the minced garlic in ½ Tbsp olive oil for 23
minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, and herbs. Stir to combine
Add your frozen meatballs to the sauce. Cover and cook over medium heat until
the meatballs are heated through.
Pour the meatball mixture evenly into the two ciabatta “pizza” crusts. Top each
with 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella. Return to the oven until the cheese is
melted and bubbly.