This meatball sub sandwich is the perfect food for a crowd, bring a few napkins though. They are so easy to make, and the result is a meaty, saucy, and cheese hot sandwich.
This is one of those recipes that you make when you really want to put a frozen pizza in the oven to feed the family because that is all the energy you have. It really is that easy. Let the oven to the work for you while you spend some family time or just relax a moment for yourself.
Add the shredded mozzarella cheese and bake for 35 minutes until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese is melty.
While the meatballs are baking, cut the Hoagie rolls almost in half lengthwise. Add a tablespoon of butter to each roll spreading it around on both halves. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until they are lightly toasted.
Spoon meatballs in the center of the bun making sure to add enough cheesy sauce to the bun.
Yes, this is reminiscent of the Subway sandwich with the marinara sauce, sub bun, and toppings of your choice.Protein. The protein used for the meatballs can be beef, pork, chicken, or turkey. A combination of proteins often lends to a delicious meatball with complex flavors.Make this vegetarian. Replace the meatballs made with meat with a veggie meatball. Cheese. I like to use a melting cheese for this recipe; however, other cheese options would work great too. American, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Gruyere, Provolone, Gouda, or even a Pepper Jack would be delicious choices for this sandwich.Spice. Some folks may prefer to have a bit of spice in their sub. Here are a few ideas for you. Hot sauce, a few red pepper flakes, sliced jalapenos. Sriracha mayo is a lovely way to add a bit of creaminess and heat.Marinara sauce. Make your own or use a jarred sauce that you love. Fresh Herbs. If I have fresh parsley, cilantro, basil, or oregano, I sprinkle a bit on for extra bursts of flavor here and there.Toppings. Here are a few ideas for fresh toppings to add to this sub. Lettuce, sliced cucumbers, diced tomatoes, spinach, sliced onions, green pepper slices, or banana pepper slices.