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Meatball Sandwiches

December 3, 2017 (Last Updated: September 17, 2020)

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Quick, easy and delicious Meatball Sandwiches. These sub sandwiches can be made with homemade or store bought meatballs. 

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! 

Buttered hoagie rolls on a baking sheet.

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.

Meatball subs being topped with parmesan cheese.

A hoagie roll filled with meatballs, marinara sauce and cheese.

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.

Serve these delicious meatballs subs with a Caesar salad and an oatmeal chocolate cookie for dessert.

A hoagie roll filled with meatballs, sauce and cheese in a red basket.

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Italian meatball sub sandwiches.

Meatball Sandwich

Italian meatball sub sandwich
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 people
Calories 387 kcal


  • 6 hoagie rolls
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 24 meatballs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Return to oven for 10 minutes. Test to ensure meatballs are heated through.
  • Serve with extra marinara sauce for dipping (optional)


Calories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 16gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 604mgPotassium: 295mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 210IUVitamin C: 3.2mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 11.6mg
Keyword Italian subs, Meatball sandwich recipe, Meatball sandwiches, Meatball subs
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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.

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      December 31, 2017 at 6:15 am

      There’s nothing better than a meatball sandwich!

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

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

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    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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    [email protected]
    December 11, 2017 at 5:48 am

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

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    [email protected] 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!

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    [email protected]
    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!

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    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      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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