Mini Meatball Subs

Mini Meatball Subs

115 Reviews 17 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    50 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Recipe by  matykada

“These are great for entertaining ....a meatball with sauce and mozzarella cheese between a little roll.”

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Original recipe yields 8 mini subs



  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine ground beef, onion, green pepper, crackers, and egg in a large bowl. Season with Worcestershire sauce, garlic, seasoned salt, and pepper; mix well. Form mixture into 8 meatballs. Place meatballs in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. Bake meatballs in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Pour the spaghetti sauce into a large saucepan; bring to a simmer over low heat. Stir baked meatballs into the simmering sauce. Do not turn oven off. Simmer sauce until meatballs are fully cooked, about 20 minutes.
  4. Place one meatball, a sprinkle of mozzarella, a sprinkle of Parmesan, and a bit of sauce between each roll. Place sandwiches in hot oven; bake until cheeses melt, about 7 minutes.

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Sheri S.

Sheri S.

My husband loved this recipe! I made several small meatballs (instead of large ones) and substituted bread crumbs for the crackers. This was such an easy recipe and I'd definitely make it again!



These little bit sized mini subs of tastiness, are keepers for our family! I would have given these 5 STARS if I hadn't tweaked it to make it healthy. First I used 97% lean ground turkey instead of ground beef to lower the fat and calories. I left out the green onion and decided to sauté the onion before adding it to the meatball mixture to add a little more moisture. I was able to get 15 nice sized mini meatballs. I jar my own marinara which has all fresh ingredients so I chose to use that for the sauce, I used whole wheat rolls for the subs, and I also used low moisture, low fat mozzarella.



These turned out great! I followed the recipe except baked (first bake, not the cheese melting bake) them for an additional 8 minutes b/c I forgot to set the timer!! But they were just fine. I served two on whole wheat brat buns and it was perfect. My husband, picky eater, told me to make these again soon! Yay!! Thanks for a great recipe!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 351 cal
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 32.2 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 18 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 821 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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