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Best Meatball Sub Recipe

We guarantee you our Baked Meatball Sub recipe will be your new favorite! Made with juicy meatballs and bubbly cheese, it is so delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatball sandwich, meatball sub recipe, meatball subs recipe
Servings: 2 sandwich halves
Calories: 400kcal


  • Oven
  • Aluminum foil


  • 3 large meatballs
  • 4 tablespoons meatball sauce
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. garlic butter sauce to brush on the inside of the roll
  • 1 deli roll
  • parsley to taste (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut deli rolls in half and spread garlic butter evenly on the inside of each half.
    Spreading butter on deli rolls
  • Place meatballs in the roll and top with meatball sauce.
    Placing meatballs on deli rolls
  • Sprinkle with plenty of shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan cheese.
    Sprinkling cheese on meatball sandwich
  • Wrap sandwich with tin foil and bake for 25-30 minutes. Open the foil in the last 5 minutes to melt the cheese and brown the top of the sandwich.
    Wrapping sandwich in tin foil
  • Serve with more grated cheese and parsley (optional). Enjoy!
    Baked meatball sub ready to eat



  • Wrap your sandwiches in tin foil to keep the bread soft while they bake.
  • In the last 5 minutes of the bake time, open the aluminum foil at the top to brown the cheese.
  • Make sure to brush the buns with garlic butter. This is an amazing touch!


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 8mg