Emergency Meatball Sub Dinner

Total Time
2 mins
6 mins

This isn't a recipe as much as it is a solution to "I'm starving. What's for dinner?" when you walk in the door.

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  • 6 frozen meatballs (homemade or store bought)
  • 14 cup pasta sauce, from a jar
  • 2 tablespoons cheese, shredded
  • 1 submarine roll


  1. Heat frozen meatballs in a microwave oven, on a paper towel on a plate, for 4 to 5 minutes until hot.
  2. Heat pasta sauce in pan on stove; add hot meatballs.
  3. Place meatballs in sub roll.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Heat in oven or microwave oven until cheese melts.
  6. This makes enough for one but is easily multiplied for the number you are feeding.
Most Helpful

4 5

Great Idea - I almost always have meatballs on hand, but I never think to make a sub! Quick and easy - truly a lifesaver on a busy night.

5 5

I used homemade meatballs that I had in the freezer and jarred pasta sauce. So easy!

5 5

So good! I found frozen meatballs that came packaged in sauce so that cut out an wxtra step for me. I didn't bother to shred the cheese, I just cut some slices and let it melt. Such a delicious and simple meal that can be dressed up if I have time. Wish I had come across this before now. Thanks for posting.