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Meatball Sandwiches

December 3, 2017 (Last Updated: May 29, 2019)

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Quick, easy and delicious Meatball Sandwiches

Meatball sandwiches can be popped into the oven for a quick and delicious dinner.

Sometimes we need a quick and easy meal. These meatball sub sandwiches are just the ticket when you need to get dinner on the table fast. They are also perfect for when you are looking for a scrumptious meal! 

First step of making meatball sub sandwiches

For these meatball subs, you want cooked meatballs. That’s what really speeds up dinner. I used my Italian Meatballs, but any precooked meatball will work. If your meatballs are frozen, make certain they are fully thawed before making these sandwiches.

Sprinkling Parmesan Cheese on Meatball Sandwiches

Meatball sub sandwiches are a quick, easy and delicious lunch or dinner

Use some good hoagie rolls and toast them lightly in the oven with a bit of olive oil. Don’t be tempted to skip this step. The rolls can become soggy if they aren’t toasted first. Soggy rolls do not make a yummy sammy!

Italian meatball sub sandwiches in a red basket.

After the rolls are toasted, you spread them with some marinara sauce, place the meatballs and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. They are then baked until the cheese is melty and the meatballs are heated through. I like to serve these with additional marinara sauce for dipping.

Meat sandwiches are easy to prepare for for a quick lunch or dinner. These subs are topped with a marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese. #meatballsandwich #meatballs

5 from 3 votes
Italian meatball sub sandwiches.
Meatball Sandwich
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Italian meatball sub sandwich

Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Italian subs, Meatball sandwich recipe, Meatball sandwiches, Meatball subs
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 387 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 6 hoagie rolls
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 24 meatballs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  1. Place hoagie rolls, open faced on baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil lightly over surface of rolls. Place in a preheated 400 degree oven for 5 minutes until rolls are slightly toasted.

  2. Spread marinara sauce on each side of bun.  Add meatballs and drizzle a bit more marinara sauce on top of meatballs. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  3. Return to oven for 10 minutes. Test to ensure meatballs are heated through.

  4. Serve with extra marinara sauce for dipping (optional)

Nutrition Facts
Meatball Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 604mg26%
Potassium 295mg8%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 11.6mg64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    December 29, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    It has been years since I’ve had a meatball sandwich and I love them. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Reply
      December 31, 2017 at 6:15 am

      There’s nothing better than a meatball sandwich!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    December 12, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Meatball sandwiches are a delicious and perfect idea for a weeknight meal!

  • Reply
    Agness of Run Agness Run
    December 12, 2017 at 2:38 am

    These sandwich ideas are an awesome lunch recipe which my family will love, Kathy. Can’t wait to prepare at least one of them and surprise my family. 😉

  • Reply
    December 11, 2017 at 5:48 am

    5 stars
    When the kids travel home, meatball sandwiches are always on the menu! This looks amazing!!

  • Reply
    Caroline@ Cook Ware Lab
    December 7, 2017 at 2:22 am

    5 stars
    I love this meatball sandwich! I look yummy! My daughter’s fav!

  • Reply
    December 6, 2017 at 10:12 am

    OMG, you have no idea how happy I am to discover this post. My hubbers always orders a meatball sandwich when we eat out for lunch. Being the bad wife that I am, I haven’t made him a meatball sandwich at home yet :/

    I can’t wait to surprise him with this recipe! He (and I) are going to go bonkers for it!!! Yay!

  • Reply
    December 6, 2017 at 8:09 am

    This time of the year easy dinners are the name of the game! And you can’t go wrong with a classic meatball sub!

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    Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
    December 5, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    5 stars
    No way!! This looks so good! Whenever I go to Subway, I always crave the meatball sub! Glad to know I can make it at home too.

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    December 4, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Can’t pass up a meatball sub Kathy! Looks totally delicious. My husband and son Casey’s favorite too!

    • Reply
      December 5, 2017 at 5:53 am

      They are on our favorite list too!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    December 4, 2017 at 7:04 am

    You have totally got me craving a meatball sub for lunch today, Kathy! These subs look insanely delicious! Great tip about toasting the roll with a bit of olive oil. It’s so tempting to skip that step and just dig in, but it really is key for making a delicious sub. I’m putting these on the menu sometime during the holidays for sure! 🙂

    • Reply
      December 5, 2017 at 5:52 am

      They are great for a crowd or a quick dinner. Everyone feels totally satisfied after a meal of meatball subs!

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