Quick & Easy Meatball Subs

These Meatball Subs are just 5 ingredients and are so simple to throw together! They are loaded with tons of flavor and are a new favorite at my house! Grab a napkin and dive into this delicious and easy sub recipe!

This 10 minute dinner is so simple but so good! My kids eat it right up! This sub recipe is a total comfort food!

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This Quick and Easy Meatball Sub Recipe is…

  • Ready in 10 Minutes
  • 5 Ingredients
  • Budget Friendly
  • Kid Friendly

What Type of Meatballs Do I Use?

It’s up to you! You can use homemade meatballs or pre-made. Just make sure the meatballs are fully cooked. Then, move forward with assembling the sandwiches and putting them into the oven.

Ingredients Needed

  • Meatballs – I bought 10 oz. of Frozen or Refrigerated fully-cooked Italian Meatballs. I ended up using 20 in total.
  • Marinara Sauce – Make sure you leave some extra for dipping!
  • Cheese – I went for Provolone and Mozzarella Cheese.
  • Parmesan – You can use shredded or grated, whatever your preference is.
  • Hoagie Rolls

How to Make Quick and Easy Meatball Subs

Full Directions for this recipe are located on the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. This is a visual walk-through for readers.

First, preheat the oven as directed on the recipe card. Next, in a bowl, mix your pre-cooked meatballs with marinara sauce. Make sure each meatball is nicely coated.

Slice your hoagies in half. On one side, add a few meatballs and some sauce. You can add as many as you want depending on the size of hoagie rolls you are using.

Next, pile on the cheese! I added a good amount of cheese so that it will melt down and create the perfect sub.

Bake as directed. Once done, top with some fresh parsley. Enjoy!

What to Serve With Meatball Subs

  • Chips
  • Fresh Veggies
  • French Fries
  • Etc.

What Type of Bread Do I Use?

For this recipe, I opted for a classic Hoagie Roll. You are welcome to use any roll that you can slice open. If you would like to transform this into slider buns, feel free. Use just one meatball per slider roll.

Another option would be to use store bought garlic bread. This would add a change to the flavor of the subs. I’m sure this would be delicious!

Storing Leftovers

You should store the meatballs in a container on their own. Keep the bread plain until ready to assemble and heat up.

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Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Meatball Subs Recipe

Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Meatball Subs Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

Only 5 ingredients in these fabulous Meatball Subs! The meatballs, marinara, and cheese all combine together to create perfection! Make these for a super easy dinner this week that everyone will enjoy!


  • 10 oz. Fully-Cooked Italian Meatballs, Frozen or Refrigerated
  • 1 cup Marinara Sauce (plus extra for dipping)
  • 1/2 cup Grated Provolone or Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese (shredded or grated depending on your preference)
  • 4 Hoagie Rolls Split


    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
    2. Place open hoagie rolls on a large rimmed baking sheet.
    3. Toast rolls in the 425-degree oven for 2 minutes.
    4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss together thawed meatballs and marinara sauce.
    5. Place meatballs and sauce on the bottom half of each hoagie roll. Top with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
    6. Bake subs, uncovered, for approximately 4 minutes (or until meatballs are heated through, cheese is melted, and rolls are toasted).
    7. Close subs and serve with additional marinara sauce for dipping.


If using frozen meatballs, thaw prior to starting recipe.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 1208mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 21g

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