Inside Out Meatball Subs!

Colleen Sowa


This is an easy and fun way to serve Meatball Subs.... It is not as messy either! All the flavors and joy of a good Meatball Sub, but serving in a easier to make and eat way... Even the littlest children love this!

I developed this recipe to serve for a sporting event... had everything ready and let the adults help the children and themselves! It was a big hit! Not one child said, "Oops! My meatball fell out!"

Play with your food! xo

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10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top



2 bag(s)
frozen meatballs


1 medium
onion (chopped)
1 medium
bell pepper (chopped)
2 stick
celery (chopped)
1 large
eggplant (chopped)
3 jar(s)
pasta sauce of choice
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp
basil (dried or fresh)
1 Tbsp
garlic (minced fine)
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
black pepper


1 large
french bread (sliced)


2 c
mozzarella cheese (shredded)


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1Put frozen (or thawed) meatballs in a large skillet. Brown well.

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2Add onion, celery and bell pepper. Cook about 3 minutes.

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3Add the eggplant, cook about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

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4Add the sauce, diced tomatoes, garlic and spices. Simmer about 15 minutes, stirring. The sauce will thicken and get darker and richer.

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5Place desired amount of slices of bread on an angle in a serving bowl (we use 1 to 3 slices).

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6Scoop some sauce and meatballs into center of bowl.

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7Top with Mozzarella Cheese. Serve!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian