Italian Meatball Subs

Kim Biegacki


I've been meaning to post this recipe for 3 years it is. These meatballs have a crispy outside but moist and juicy inside. If you love a good hearty meatball sub you will love the flavors of this one. I added my friend Megan Todd's recipe for red sauce and peppers below. It is outstanding and pairs perfectly with these meatballs. I hope to make her recipe this summer and can up some amazing peppers & onions myself.


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 - 6
15 Min
35 Min


  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 3 medium
    roasted red peppers, diced
  • 1/2 small
    sweet onion, minced
  • 2 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/3 c
    parmesan & romano cheese
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1 bag(s)
    mozzarella or provolone cheese, shredded
  • 1 jar(s)
    red sauce w/peppers & onions
  • ·
    hoagie buns

How to Make Italian Meatball Subs


  1. Saute your onions in some oil before adding to your meatball mixture. Add ingredients meat, roasted reds, onions, Parmesan & Romano & seasonings and roll out your meatballs. Then, roll them in the panko crumbs and place on a greased pan to bake.
  2. Bake them at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes turning at least once. Make sure they are cooked through. While baking heat up your sauce that you will be using so it's nice and hot to assemble your subs.
  3. Remove from oven and assemble your subs. Toast up your hoagie buns. Then and add your meatballs, chunky pepper & onion sauce and on top the mozzarella cheese. Place in the oven till your cheese is melted.
  4. My sweet friend Megan Todd makes the most incredible canned sauce called Grandma Vinion's Canned Peppers in Red Sauce. We are very blessed to get a couple jars from her for the last several years and it just amazing. Now, you could also use Paul Newman's sauce called Sockarooni or a sauce that has chunky peppers in it.
  5. Here we are finally have the sub assembled and ready to eat. I didn't have the usual hoagie bun in this photo I took so I used regular hot dog buns. Not as good, but they worked.
  6. August 19th, 2015 --- Had another jar of Megan Todd's peppers so I thought it's time to roll some meatballs. We just love these subs. Whether hot or sweet's all good topped with some mozzarella cheese. yumm

Printable Recipe Card

About Italian Meatball Subs

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

Easy Back-to-school Dinners Recipe

Easy Back-to-School Dinners

Kitchen Crew

Until you get in the groove, back-to-school time is chaotic. I remember those days of parent-teacher conferences, sports practice, loads of homework, etc. On those nights, getting a meal on...

Blue Ribbon Chili Recipes

Blue Ribbon Chili Recipes

Kitchen Crew

Whether I'm preparing a meal for game day or I'm looking to put a comforting dinner on the table, when the weather gets cooler I start making batches of chili....

Prime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! No Fail Recipe

Prime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! No Fail

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

This no fail prime rib recipe is so easy and comes out perfect every time! Plus, with a side of au jus, this is an easy Christmas dinner anyone can...