Meatball Subs

Meatballs are a family favorite around here, so the other night, I made Meatball Subs for supper.  Homemade meatballs inside warm buns with melted Gruyere on top…they were a huge hit!

This recipe makes 4 subs.

Shopping List
1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
1 onion, grated (I just use my cheese grater or you can finely chop)
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning blend
2 eggs
1 cup of breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
1 (8 oz) can of tomato sauce
about a cup of shredded Gruyere cheese
basil to garnish
4 large hoagie rolls

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with foil and then lightly spray with Pam.  Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, grated onion, Italian seasoning, eggs, breadcrumbs and a pinch of both salt and pepper.  Combine mixture and then roll out into about 12 golf ball sized meatballs.

Place meatballs on prepared baking sheet and roast about 15 minutes in the oven.  Meanwhile, split your rolls down the middle.

When your meatballs are cooked through, remove the baking sheet from the oven and assemble your subs.  Place three meatballs in each sub and then drizzle down your tomato sauce (dividing it out between each sub).  Top sub with your shredded Gruyere and some torn basil leaves.  Place the subs back on your cookie sheet and pop it back in the oven for another five minutes or until the cheese is nice and melted.

Remove subs from oven and serve immediately.

Hearty, satisfying and perfect for family dinners.


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  • Narci September 24, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Pretty sure that it can't get any better than a meatball sub!! My boys are going to love this! Yum!

  • Karah September 24, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    This is going on my menu for next week. Yum yum!

  • Lauren September 24, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    I have to tell you that I am hosting my girlfriends tonight for dinner and game night. We do this once a month and the host gets to plan the menu. Thanks to this awesome cooking blog of yours…it planned my entire menu!! Andrea's pulled pork (tacos), Sheaffer's black bean dip, Tab's guacamole and your pumpkin magic bars are what's up tonight! I don't know your friends but feel like I do through food, ha!! Thanks for making menu planning SO easy! 😉

  • Haley Southey September 24, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Wow, I haven't made meatballs in so long!! now that there is cooler weather, I think these will have to be a part of my weekly meal plan as a warm, comfort dinner!

  • Jennifer September 29, 2015 at 12:09 am

    I made these tonight and they were amazing! Thank you so much for such a great recipe!

  • Jennifer September 29, 2015 at 12:09 am

    I made these tonight and they were so good, thank you so much for such a great recipe!

  • Polka Dot Blossom December 24, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I made this last night for my hubby and boys and they LOVED it. This will go into the rotation!

  • Katie K. November 27, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Making these again tonight! I usually triple the recipe and freeze a big bag of them…. makes dinner super easy!!!