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The Meatball Sub of Your Dreams

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 ohsweetbasil.com
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

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Meatball Subs

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6
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
  • 1/4 Lb Pork ground
  • 3/4 Lb Turkey lean 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)
  • 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!


meatballs can be frozen for 3 months
Nutrition Facts
Meatball Subs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 137mg46%
Sodium 3618mg157%
Potassium 3000mg86%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 4651IU93%
Vitamin C 86mg104%
Calcium 271mg27%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

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  • 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.

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    • All updated for you! Enjoy!

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

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

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