Bold, flavorful meatballs, bathed in a delicious sauce covered in melty cheese all on the perfect hoagie bun…meet the meatball sub of your dreams!
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 sub 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 Sub Recipe

Meatball Subs

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes


This recipe is DELICIOUS. This one is a little different because the meatballs are turkey meatballs, but feel free to do your own if you prefer.



  • 2 Slices Bread , white minus the crust
  • 1/2 Cup Milk , whole or buttermilk
  • 3/4 Lb Turkey, lean ground
  • 1/4 Lb Pork, ground
  • 1/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Parsley, chopped fresh
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic, minced
  • 1 Dash Kosher Salt
  • 1 Dash Black Pepper, fresh


  • 1 Lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 pkg Sausage, spicy Italian
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • 1 Bell Pepper, diced
  • 5 Cans Tomato Sauce, small, 8 ounces
  • 3 Cans Tomato Paste, small, 6 ounces
  • 1 Can Tomatoes, crushed, 14.5 ounces, italian style
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 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)
    2 Slices Bread, 1/2 Cup Milk
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and then add the bread and milk mixture.
    3/4 Lb Turkey, 1/4 Lb Pork, 1/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese, 1-2 Tablespoons Parsley, 1 Egg Yolk, 1 teaspoon Garlic, 1 Dash Kosher Salt, 1 Dash Black Pepper
  • 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.
    1 Lb Ground Turkey, 1 pkg Sausage, 1/2 Onion, 1 Bell Pepper
  • Drain.
  • Add all ingredients in a big pot.
    5 Cans Tomato Sauce, 3 Cans Tomato Paste, 1 Can Tomatoes, 4 Cloves Garlic, 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning, 2 teaspoons Oregano, 2 teaspoons Parsley Flakes, 3 Tablespoons Red Wine, A dash of red pepper flakes
  • 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!


meatballs can be frozen for 3 months


Serving: 1gCalories: 518kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 41gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 3618mgPotassium: 3000mgFiber: 14gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 4651IUVitamin C: 86mgCalcium: 271mgIron: 11mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 100 + BEST Easy Beef Recipes for Dinner

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