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Meatball Subs

Indulge in a symphony of flavors with Meatball Subs, where ground beef and pork unite to create succulent orbs of pure goodness. It’s a homemade masterpiece inviting you to savor culinary creativity at your dinner table.

In this delightful creation, ground beef and pork join forces in a dance of savory excellence, promising a burst of symphonic delight with each bite. Picture golden-brown orbs, baked perfection, nestled in familiar, comforting jarred sauce. The kicker? Your dinner table transforms into a DIY subs workshop, a flavorful collaboration for crafting personal meatball masterpieces.

Prep is a breeze—20 minutes to combine beef, pork, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, garlic, parsley, and eggs. Shape into glorious meatballs destined for the oven’s embrace.

As the meatballs bake, a rich, red, aromatic marinara sauce simmers on the stove, reaching a crescendo of flavor. The meatballs join this saucy symphony, infusing their essence into the mix.

Now, the grand assembly: sub rolls, sliced and waiting, cradle the meaty treasures. Spoonfuls of marinara-soaked meatballs find their home, crowned with a shower of molten mozzarella. A brief encore in the oven, and behold—a masterpiece emerges.

Garnish with Parmesan and a flourish of fresh basil or parsley. These Meatball Subs are a celebration, an ode to the joy of creating, sharing, and relishing each flavorful bite. Welcome to culinary bliss—where dinner is a symphony, and every bite, a standing ovation.

meatball subs

Meatball Subs

Elevate dinner with homemade Meatball Subs! Blend beef and pork, bake, add to sub rolls, top with marinara and melted mozzarella. Cost: $15-$20. Prep: 20 mins. Cook: 25 mins. Total: 50 mins. Each serving, 550 calories. It's a quick, flavorful adventure!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian – American
Servings 4 people
Calories 550 kcal


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Baking Sheet
  • Skillet or saucepan
  • Sub rolls or baguette


For Meatballs:

  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Subs:

  • 4 sub rolls or baguettes
  • 1 ½ cups marinara sauce store-bought or homemade
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Additional Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil or parsley


  • Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Prepare Meatballs: In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, minced garlic, chopped parsley, eggs, salt, and pepper.
  • Mix the ingredients until well combined. Shape the mixture into meatballs, about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter.
  • Bake Meatballs: Place the meatballs on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through and browned on the outside.
  • Warm Marinara Sauce: While the meatballs are baking, heat the marinara sauce in a skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Once heated, add the baked meatballs to the sauce, allowing them to simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Prepare Sub Rolls: Cut the sub rolls or baguettes in half, leaving one side attached (like a hinge). Place them on a baking sheet.
  • Assemble Subs: Spoon a generous portion of meatballs and marinara sauce onto each sub roll. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella over the top.
  • Bake Subs: Place the assembled subs back in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Garnish and Serve: Remove the subs from the oven and sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese and fresh basil or parsley.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Allow the subs to rest for a few minutes before serving. Let your family customize their subs with additional toppings like red pepper flakes or more fresh herbs.


  1. Experiment with different cheeses or add a dash of red pepper flakes for extra heat.
  2. You can make the meatballs ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. These subs pair well with a side of mixed greens or a simple salad for a complete meal.
Keyword DIY Dinner, Meatball Subs, Sandwiches
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert