Meatball Subs

about the recipe

When you're craving hearty Italian comfort food, it doesn't get much better than a classic Meatball Sub. You'll get the rich marinara sauce, savory meatballs, and heaps of melty cheese you expect from your favorite pasta dish, but with soft, chewy bread instead of noodles!


Meatballs – 1 pound ground beef – ½ cup panko breadcrumbs – ¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese – 2 eggs beaten – 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning – 1 teaspoon garlic powder – 1 teaspoon sea salt – ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper Sandwiches – 6 Italian Sub Rolls split and butter toasted – 1 cup marinara sauce room temperature or warmed – 6 ounces shredded mozzarella

– Preheat the oven to 475° F. – In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, eggs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

– Form into 24 meatballs.

– Transfer to a rack set on a rimmed baking sheet and cook, turning once, for 13 minutes, or until cooked through.

– Place the buns on a clean baking sheet and four meatballs to each.

– Top with the marinara and cheese.

– Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.