Meatball Subs and Publix Italian Days Giveaway

Stir up authentic Italian flavors and bring your family together around the dinner table during Italian Days at Publix! Now you can share the taste of a home-cooked Italian meal in the comfort of your own kitchen without spending a fortune.
From February 17th through March 2nd, visit your local Publix to take advantage of the great savings on some of your favorite General Mills brands such as Progresso, Green Giant, Pillsbury, Muir Glen and Totino´s, and save $5 when you purchase 20 participating products.
While visiting Italian Days at Publix, you can also enter the Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes, sponsored by General Mills, for a chance to win one of four grand prizes of $10,000 worth of free groceries or one of 200 $100 Publix gift cards being given as prizes.
There are three easy ways to enter for a chance to win the Sweepstakes. Enter via phone, mail or at – a convenient one-stop website, where you´ll also be able to download great coupon savings on some of your favorite General Mills brands and other great offers from Publix.
Here´s how it works:
Click – Stay up to date with the latest General Mills promotions happening at Publix by visiting Once you´re registered and logged in, you can participate in any current promotions.
Call – If you´d prefer to enter the sweepstakes and participate in other promotions via telephone, feel free to call the General Mills/Publix hotline, at 1.800.627.6059, and be sure to say that you want to enter the Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes. Please be sure to provide your complete contact information (Full name/address/zip code/phone #).
Mail – If you prefer to participate via mail-in entry, print and mail your complete contact information (Full Name/address/zip code/phone #) to P.O. Box 43425 Atlanta, GA 30336 and be sure to write “Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes” on the outside of the envelope.

I absolutely love meatball subs! I found this yummy recipe for them at  It features just a couple of the participating products featured in Publix Italian days. Give it a try!

Recipe for Italian Meatball Subs

1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. bulk Italian pork sausage
1/4 cup Progresso® Plain Bread Crumbs
1 small onion, chopped
1 egg
1 (15-oz.) can pizza sauce
2 cans (11 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated crusty French loaf
4 oz. (1 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese
Directions: Bake bread as directed on package. In medium bowl, combine ground beef, sausage, bread crumbs, onion and egg; mix well. Shape into 16 (1 1/2-inch) balls.
In medium skillet, cook meatballs over medium heat for 5 minutes or until browned, turning frequently. Drain. Add pizza sauce. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked.
Slice each loaf open, sandwich-style. Place 8 meatballs in each loaf. Spoon sauce over meatballs. Cut loaves in half to make four sandwiches. Sprinkle with cheese.

Win it! One Simply Sweet Home reader will a $25 Publix giftcard to help you buy the participating Italian Days products.

Mandatory Entry:  To win, you must be a follower of my blog. And leave a comment telling me what your favorite Italian food you like to serve to your family. Deadline: March 7

Extra Entries: Leave a comment for each.

-1 if you follow @SimplySweetHome on Twitter.
-1 if  you subscribe to Simply Sweet Home via email.
-1 for subscribing to my RSS feeds through Feedburner.
-1 for sharing this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook. 
(Sample Tweet:  I want to win a $25 Publix giftcard! @SimplySweetHome )  (Limit one tweet entry per day.)


Disclosure: General Mills gave me one gift card to keep and one to giveaway, as part of the MyBlogSpark program. The opinions are my own. If you’d like sponsor a review or giveaway on my blog, please see my PR page for details.


  1. I'm a follower and we love meatball subs I'm actually making Meatball Sub Casserole tonight for dinner!

    The recipe is on our blog here:

  2. Yum, my hubby loves meatball subs…I'll have to make this for him! Thanks

  3. LocalFunForKids says

    My kids love meatballs. That's whats for dinner!

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  5. My favorite Italian food to serve is a simple pasta with prego sauce, italian sausage, peppers, onions, and lots of cheese then baked. My husband and I also love Meatball subs!!!

  6. My kids love pasta, any kind of pasta. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.


  7. Just tweeted about th giveaway.!/uTry_it


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    I'm a follower & I love to make lasagna!

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  16. I'm not entering the giveaway. I just wanted to say how amzing this sub looks. I love meatballs. That looks awesome.


  17. I'm a follower. I make spaghetti for dinner at least once a week!
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    I'd have to say Lasagna,,,i like it regular, spinach and veggie style, yum! Thanks.

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  40. My favorite Italian food for the family is fettucini!

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  42. I follow and we just love Italian food. Probably something with alfredo in the title!!

  43. Linda@Coastal Charm says

    I'm a follower and I like to serve lasagna…it's my fav!


  44. I follow and I love to make veggie lasagna for my family!

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  46. Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State says

    I follow & we love spagetti!

  47. I actually like to make the meatball subs but for some reason the boys whine. I love to make lasagna but I wish it wasn't so time consuming! Thanks!

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  49. Green Door Girl says

    follower! 🙂 I love publix and meatball subs – yummy!

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    I follow via GFC! My fave Italian dish to cook for my family is Spaghetti and Meatballs with salad and garlic bread.

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