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Pizza Meatball Subs Recipe

Pizza Meatball Subs Recipe

I made these sandwiches one evening for my family, and they were a huge hit with everyone, including the picky eaters. There’s plenty of sauce and cheese to complement the baked meatballs.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 5 min. YIELD:6-7 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup steak sauce
  • 1 cup crushed saltines
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 6 to 7 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 6 to 7 submarine buns, split
  • 9 to 11 slices process American cheese, cut into strips
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, steak sauce, saltines, onion powder, seasoned salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls.
  • 2. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain on paper towels.
  • 3. Spread mayonnaise over bun bottoms; top each with American cheese, 1 tablespoon pizza sauce, meatballs and remaining pizza sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6-7 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 856 calories, 41g fat (15g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 1856mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 44g protein.

Reviews for Pizza Meatball Subs

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No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 93093
Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"Very good.. even my picky son liked!"

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 145862
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"Made these for dinner and the family declared it a keeper. I used ground turkey in place of the ground beef and used thinly cut cheddar cheese in place of the American (didn't have any on hand). I also used whole wheat bread crumbs in place of the saltines. I liked this recipe because it was quick to put together, even making the meatballs. We will be enjoying this one again!"

tamusaf User ID: 2047289 92401
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"Easy to make, and delicious. Everyone loved the subs! Will definitely make this again."

kbussey User ID: 614681 145031
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"My 7 year old loves this recipe, but we leave off the American cheese."

M&K User ID: 5653985 114804
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Just finished with dinner and it was a huge hit with the family! Will definitely make this again!"

bvalenc2 User ID: 6059042 208311
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"Easy to make and the whole family loved it! Thanks :-)"

mrsbates User ID: 4360159 161223
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2010

"You can use ground turkey in place of the beef. Using a broililng pan will reduce fat content. Very tasty."

MaryLouJ User ID: 1815678 160247
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"This recipe makes a large batch of meatballs which I take and freeze for extra meals. I do not add the processed American cheese slices and mayonnaise to the sandwiches. My family and I do not care for the taste. If I do not have saltines on hand, I use whole wheat bread crumbs. I also use whole wheat or whole grain sub rolls. An extremely good sandwich which I have made many, many times"

sparkyw User ID: 2357305 73690
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2009

"Well, one easy solution is to eliminage the mayo - my goodness, it is completely unnecessary!"

melajudy User ID: 1171734 93091
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2008

"Has anyone tried to modify it to be more healthy. The nutrition numbers are very high, especially fat."

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