Meatball Sub Recipe

Meatball Sub Recipe

Meatball sandwiches are the perfect weeknight meal for busy families. The easy, flavorful meatballs are baked in just 30 minutes!
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 350 F. In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, sausage, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, eggs, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix until well blended.
  3. Step 3

    Position a rack in a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet pan. Shape meat mixture into 18 equal size meatballs. Arrange the meatballs on the rack.
  4. Step 4

    Bake in pre heated oven until golden brown, and they reach 165 F on an instant-read thermometer, 30 to 35 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add the crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, and crushed red pepper flakes. Bring the sauce to a low boil. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer the sauce, stirring occasionally, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  6. Step 6

    Transfer the meatballs to the sauce and turn to coat. Set the oven to broil.
  7. Step 7

    To assemble sandwiches, on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet, place the hoagie rolls. Place 3 meatballs in each hoagie roll.
  8. Step 8

    Top with sauce to taste, reserving some for the table, if desired. Divide the cheese evenly between the sandwiches.
  9. Step 9

    Broil the sandwiches until the cheese melts, about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately with extra sauce on the side, if desired.