You will love this Italian Meatball Subs Recipe! Meatballs coated in marinara, smothered w/mozzarella & Parmesan cheese, tucked into club rolls. Easy recipe exploding with flavor!
Meatballs coated in marinara sauce, smothered with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, tucked into club rolls for a delicious family night dinner.
- 1/2 cup almond meal or breadcrumbs
- 16 ounces ground beef 85 percent lean
- 16 ounces ground pork
- 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese plus ¼ cup for topping subs
- 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley plus more for topping subs
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt & black pepper
- 1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce
- 2 cups Mozzarella shredded
- 16 Club Rolls or subs
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Gently mix together almond meal (or bread crumbs), meat, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, onions, eggs, salt and pepper.
- Spray hands with cooking spray to make handling the meatballs easier. Use a 1 ½ inch scoop to ensure each meatball is the same size, and roll them by hand to give them a nice round shape before placing them evenly on the cookie sheet (this recipe should produce 36 meatballs).
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Leave the oven on 400 degrees.
- Heat marinara sauce in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Drop meatballs into sauce, and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook, for 5 minutes.
- Arrange sub rolls cut side up on a baking sheet. If the tops aren’t slit open, cut each one, being careful to only cut through the bun halfway.
- Place 2 meatballs in each bun, and top with a spoonful of marinara, 1 tablespoon mozzarella, and 1 teaspoon Parmesan for each meatball.
- Bake until cheese melts, about 3-4 minutes.
- Remove and sprinkle with a little fresh parsley before serving.
- This recipe should yield 16 "mini" subs, each with two meatballs apiece.
- Or save some for family dinner night and make spaghetti and meatballs with the leftovers!
- Cooked meatballs can be frozen up to 3 months.
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