Movie Night Meatball Subs

READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 4 subs


  • 4
    (6 inch) hoagie rolls, hollowed out
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 2
    cups mozzarella cheese, shredded (if you like very cheesy meatball subs, you may want to have extra mozzarella on hand for topping)
  • 12
    meatballs (I use Family Favorite Basic Meatballs, see recipe posted separately)
  • fresh tomato sauce (see recipe posted separately)
  • grated parmesan cheese (fresh or canister, your preference)


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Slice a thin layer off the top of each sub roll. Remove some of the bread inside to form a bread "boat". I like to reserve the unused bread chunks for fresh breadcrumbs, or they can be used in bread pudding.
  • Brush inside of hollowed rolls with olive oil.
  • Fill bottom of buns with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella each. Place on a baking sheet and bake until buns are lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  • Fill subs with Fresh Tomato Sauce and 3 meatballs. Top with more sauce, sprinkle with the grated cheese (and more mozzarella if you like).
  • Return subs to oven briefly, just to melt the cheese on top.
  • Be sure to have lots of napkins handy, and enjoy.