Meatball Subs

Beth Pierce


These easy Italian Meatball Subs combine homemade meatballs with pasta sauce and plenty of melted mozzarella all on buttered toasted sub rolls. They are quick to come together making them perfect for busy weeknights when homework, laundry and after school activities are taking precedent. I love to serve these sandwiches with Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, Cucumber Tomato Salad or Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries.


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15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese (plus more for topping)
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 c
    marinara (or pasta sauce)
  • 4
    sub rolls
  • 1 1/2 c
    finely shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh italian parsley (optional)

How to Make Meatball Subs


  1. Mix together ground beef, Italian breadcrumbs, Parmesan Cheese, egg, oregano, basil, onion powder garlic powder and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat brown the meatballs on all sides. Drain any excess grease. Add the marinara sauce to the skillet with the meatballs and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. While the meatballs are simmering split, butter and toast the sub rolls under the broiler.
  4. Spread half of the cheese over the bottom of the rolls. Place 5 meatballs in each roll and top with remainder of the cheese. Place under the broiler just the cheese is melted.
  5. If desired top sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Serve promptly.

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About Meatball Subs

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

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