Slow-Cooker Meatball Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 3 hours


8 servings

Updated: Aug. 23, 2023
Our approach to meatball sandwiches is a simple one: Cook the meatballs low and slow, load them into hoagie buns, and top them with provolone and pepperoncini. —Stacie Nicholls, Spring Creek, Nevada
Slow-Cooker Meatball Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs, thawed
  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) marinara sauce
  • 8 hoagie buns, split
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • Sliced pepperoncini, optional


  1. Place meatballs and sauce in a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until meatballs are heated through.
  2. On each bun bottom, layer cheese, meatballs and, if desired, pepperoncini; replace tops.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 526 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 1674mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 4g fiber), 32g protein.

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