Meatball Sub Sandwich

A Meatball Sub Sandwich made from scratch is about as delicious of a sandwich as you’ll ever find.

Of course a good meatball sub is only as good as its meatballs, and we’re pretty sure we’ve got about the best in town…right here!

This sandwich is the ultimate in sandwich comfort food.

An Italian meatball sub sandwich on a cutting board

HOW TO MAKE THE WORLD’S BEST MEATBALL SUB

As we mentioned, this sandwich is through-the-roof good because the meatballs are to die for.

These can easily be made several days in advance.

Watch us show you how to make the most amazing Italian Meatballs!

SIMMER THE ITALIAN MEATBALLS IN HOMEMADE MARINARA

Another key to this sandwich is the homemade marina. It’s also key to making the Italian meatballs, but adding a layer to the cheesy toasted bread is essential for the perfect meatball sub.

I’ve said it before, but this homemade marinara is the real deal.

Yes. Yes. Yes.

Italian meatballs simmering in a blue pot of marinara

These Italian meatballs just get better after they had time to deepen their flavors even longer while sitting in the fridge. We love all kinds of sandwiches, but this meatball sub is at the top of our list.

Then get a nice loaf of Italian bread (not too soft, and not too hard), cut off the ends, add a layer of mozzarella…and toast.

Layer the sauce, heated meatballs and layers of fresh parmesan and herbs, and you’re set.

A MEATBALL HERO IS THE ULTIMATE COMFORT SANDWICH

Long view of a freshly made meatball hero

The only thing better than an authentic meatball sub…

is…

two meatball subs.

Two freshly made meatball subs on a cutting board with basil nearby.

MEATBALL SUBS ARE AN IDEAL PARTY FOOD

I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who didn’t love a good meatball sub every now and then.

Pour some of the amazing fresh marina sauce over the top, and it’s just that…over the top.

Hungry yet?

Homemade Italian meatball sub with a spoon pouring marinara over the top.

The time has come folks to make this incredible Meatball Sub.

Go ahead and make a big ole batch of the marina, then whip up the balls.

Then assemble the best-tasting sandwich you and your love ones will ever encounter. Mmmmmm.

Meatball sub sandwich on a cutting board.

Homemade Meatball Sub Sandwich

This Meatball Sub Sandwich is off-the-charts good.  Marina and meatballs made from scratch.  This is a sandwich that your loved ones will be talking about for years to come.  It's that good.

Course: lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Hero, Homemade, Marina, Meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Make ahead: 3 hours
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 280 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 - 10 medium homemade Italian meatball link to recipe below
  • 1 cup fresh marina sauce link to recipe below
  • 2 loaves Italian bread ends cut off, opened up
  • 8 slices fresh mozzarella
  • fresh Parmesan grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh herbs, chopped I.e., basil, oregano, parsley

Instructions

ASSEMBLE THE SUBS

  1. Heat the meatballs in the marina.  Simmer for about 15 minutes.

  2. Place the opened loaves of bread on a baking sheet and cover both sides of the bread with the sliced cheese.

  3. Place the bread with cheese under the broiler for about 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted and started to brown on the edges (watch closely, don't let burn!)

  4. Remove from broiler.  Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of marina on the bottom layer of each loaf of bread.  Layer meatballs on top of the marina.

  5. Spoon a little more marinara over the meatballs.

  6. Top with shaved, or grated, fresh Parmesan and herbs.  Serve at once!

Recipe Video

 

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