Mini Meatball Hero Sandwiches

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

You can of coarse use your favorite meatball recipe for these, but the ingredients listed here makes a great mini meatball with lot of flavor, or see my Kittencal's Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs. Purchase the longer crusty rolls for this. You can prepare the meatballs and simmer in the sauce, then refrigerate until ready to use. Prep time does not include making the marinara sauce.

Top Review by weekend cooker

Very very tasty sandwiches. I used your marinara sauce, and these were FABULOUS. Made recipe as listed and used mozzerella cheese, and black pepper. Easy to prepare, and is a keeper in my book. Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet.
  3. In a large bowl combine the first 9 ingredients (up to the marinara sauce) mix well with clean hands to combine, if the mixture is too soft then add in a bit more cornflake crumbs.
  4. Shape into 1-1/2-inch balls, then place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake the meatballs for about 20 minutes or until cooked and browned.
  6. Bring the marinara sauce to a simmer on top of the stove.
  7. Add in the cooked mini meatballs and simmer for about 20 minutes (you can refrigerate this and then use the following day, just rewarm over low heat before using).
  8. With your fingers press down the bottom part of each bun to create a depression in the middle.
  9. Spoon about 5-6 meatballs into the depression and then spoon the sauce over to coat.
  10. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese or mozzarella cheese, if desired.
  11. Place the tops of buns over and enjoy!

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