Hearty Meatball Sub Sandwiches Recipe
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Hearty Meatball Sub Sandwiches Recipe

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Making these saucy meatballs in advance and reheating them saves me precious time when expecting company. These sandwiches are great casual fare for any get-together. —Deena Hubler, Jasper, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 jar (28 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • Additional Parmesan cheese, and sliced onion and green peppers, optional
  • 12 sandwich rolls, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 464 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 1013mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place in a single layer in a 3-qt. microwave-safe dish.
  2. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes. Turn meatballs; cook 3-4 minutes longer or until no longer pink. Drain. Add spaghetti sauce.
  3. Cover and microwave on high for 2-4 minutes or until heated through. If desired, top with additional cheese and sliced onion and green peppers. Serve on rolls. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Meatball Sub Sandwiches in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p190

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Judy Glaser User ID: 826434 82806
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"This is fast and easy...It is made in the microwave and does not heat up the house in the summer!"

noellelebo User ID: 3873675 101844
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"I browned the meatballs in the oven and then allowed them to cook in the spaghetti sauce in a slow cooker for the whole day. My family LOVED and still requests this recipe :)"

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