Meatball Subs

meatball sub with fresh mozarella
Well, I’m back! I’m not feeling great still, but I am able to hold a little food and water down and I’m out of the hospital. I’m glad that I am starting to feel like regular morning sickness. Who knew that being nauseous all day and throwing up every now and again would be so wonderful! It’s such a blessing to not be as sick and I am anxious to get cooking again.
A great big thank you needs to go out to all of you who have been guest blogging for me. It was not something I could even think about attempting and I really appreciate all of the help. You did wonderful and I am forever grateful!


Ok, so I’m going to post my meatball subs recipe that  I made, but it’s actually from months ago. I made this right before I got sick and haven’t been able to stand to look at the picture to do the post until now. But, better late than never right??
This recipe is DELICIOUS. I don’t even usually like meatball subs. Don’t know why. It’s just not my thing I guess. This one is a little different because the meatballs are turkey meatballs, but feel free to do your own if you prefer.


Don’t you just love when cheese oozes out the booty of a sandwich? So yummy!!

Is A Sub Sandwich The Same As A Hoagy?

A sub sandwich, is the name given in the United States to a type of sandwich that consists of a length of bread or roll split lengthwise and filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, vegetables, and condiments.

It can also be called a hoagy, hero, grinder, po’boy or Italian sandwich.


Can Meatballs Be Frozen After The Are Cooked?

Yes, you can cook the meatballs and freeze them to be used later.

Just place meatballs in a freezer bag, flatten the bag to squeeze the air out and seal it.

Cooked meatballs will keep for up to 4 months in the freezer.


How Long Will a Sub Sandwich Keep?

A sub sandwich can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Meatball Subs

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Meatball Subs

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: 100 + BEST Easy Beef Recipes for Dinner
Keyword: meatballs, mozzarella, sandwiches, subs
Servings: 1 recipe
Calories: 2744kcal
Author: Sweet Basil



  • 2 Slices White Bread minus the crust
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk or buttermilk
  • 1/4 Lb Ground Pork
  • 3/4 Lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • A dash of Kosher Salt
  • A dash of fresh black pepper


  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey
  • 1 pkg. Spicy Italian sausage
  • 1/2 Onion diced
  • 1 Bell Pepper diced
  • 5 small cans 8 ounces of tomato sauce
  • 3 small cans 6 ounces of tomato paste
  • 1 Can crushed tomatoes 14.5 ounces, italian style
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 Teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Teaspoons Oregano
  • 2 Teaspoons Parsley Flakes
  • 3 Tablespoons Red Wine
  • A dash of red pepper flakes



  • Mush the bread and milk together and let sit for 10 min. (This will hold the meatballs together, but if you have a different way like breadcrumbs please share because I'd love to try a different method if it works well and still keeps the meatballs moist)
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and then add the bread and milk mixture.
  • Mix until just combined and shape into meatballs.
  • Place a pan on medium heat with a little oil and brown all sides of the meatball.
  • Place in a 350 degree oven for 10 min or until done depending on the size of your meatball.


  • Brown ground turkey, sausage, onion and pepper.
  • Drain.
  • Add all ingredients in a big pot.
  • Simmer for 2 hrs
  • Add the meatballs and simmer for an additional 15 min.
  • !To Assemble
  • Slice open a roll or hoagie of choice and brush lightly with olive oil.
  • Place under the broiler until just starting to brown.
  • Spoon meatballs and sauce into bread and top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Place back under the broiler until the cheese is gooey.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1recipe | Calories: 2744kcal | Carbohydrates: 133.3g | Protein: 234.1g | Cholesterol: 916.2mg | Fiber: 26.4g | Sugar: 65.2g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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4 comments on “Meatball Subs”

  1. This sounds like a recipe we would enjoy, however can you give can sizes for the tomato sauce, paste etc.
    I live in Canada so some size are different
    Tried your Lasagna last night, great recipe, will use hot Italian sausage next time to spice it up a bit. Loved it. Thanks for all the great recipes.

  2. Awesome pics! They sure make the subs look tempting.

  3. looks delicious. congrats on your PG – hope you feel better soon!