Baked Meatball Subs

July 25, 2016 Diane Homan
Baked Meatball Subs | Homan at Home


I am all about the simple dinners right now. It’s hot, and I don’t want to cook. Like ever. This meatball sub recipe does use the stovetop and oven, but only for a few minutes. I promise, it’s one you can do on a super hot day without making the house unbearable. 

And it’s super tasty. These subs throw together in under 20 minutes, but they taste better than Subway’s version (this is my husband and neighbors’ considered opinion). 

Meatball Subs | Homan at Home

The downside? These aren’t the healthiest meal you could make. On the other hand, there are things you can do to help things out. Try making the meatballs yourself from ground turkey or chicken to lighten them up (here’s a great go-t0 recipe). You can also switch the hoagie rolls out for their healthier whole wheat or whole grain version. Or you can accept their inherent nature. It’s okay to indulge every once in a while, right? That’s what I keep telling myself…

Baked Meatball Subs

Frozen meatballs and pasta sauce make a quick and easy weeknight dinner!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6



  • 14 oz bag of frozen meatballs
  • 1 can pasta sauce or homemade sauce, recipe below
  • 1 pkg deli or hoagie rolls
  • 1 cup grated cheese


  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • On the stove top, heat the meatballs and sauce until the meatballs are no longer frozen.
  • In a baking dish, place the rolls so that they touch each other.
  • Fill the rolls with meatballs and sauce. Pour any remaining sauce over the rolls.
  • Top with cheese and bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and roll tops are slightly crispy.


These keep overnight really well. Just cover the pan with foil. You can also wrap each sub individually in foil.

What’s your go-to weeknight meal? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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