Ooey-Gooey Meatball Submarine Sandwich

"This is one of the greatest comfort food sandwiches and one I can make most times I'm craving (like right now) as I nearly always have some frozen meatballs on hand (I use Recipe #59573)."
photo by Sarah_Jayne photo by Sarah_Jayne
photo by Sarah_Jayne
photo by pattikay in L.A. photo by pattikay in L.A.
Ready In:


  • 1 hoagie roll, toasted lightly and split lengthwise, but not all the way through
  • 14 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 14 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • 5 -6 precooked meatballs (heated through)
  • 12 cup homemade marinara sauce, heated through (or bottled Italian sauce, but homemade MAKES IT!)
  • 1 teaspoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 dash dried oregano
  • 1 dash dried basil


  • Preheat oven to 350F and lightly toast hoagie roll. (A toaster oven is ideal for this, if you have one).
  • Sprinkle both cheeses in the bottom of the hoagie roll, holding back about 1 tablespoonful for the top of the roll.
  • Place the meatballs down the centre of the roll and ladle hot marinara sauce on top.
  • Sprinkle tablespoonful of reserved shredded cheese and the parmesan cheese over top. Rub some dried oregano and basil between your fingers and sprinkle over top.
  • Put meatball sub in an oven-safe dish and return to oven for a couple of minutes to heat through and melt the cheeses. Cool for a minute before tucking in .
  • Place a large napkin around your neck, take a step back and take a big bite. Tastes good, yes?

Questions & Replies

default avatar
Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. Sageca
    What a great easy sandwich.I had my own sauce; easy to prepare.I served it with fries and added a bit of the sauce to the fries; what a treat.Thanks for posing this one. Rita
  2. karens2kids
    I used frozen meatballs from BJ's, the Angus beef ones. They are amazing! I made marinara sauce that made these really special. We all enjoyed them to the last bite! I sprinkled them with lots of cheese then stuck in the oven for a few minutes to crisp up the rolls a little and melt the cheese. The kids and I ate them like there was no tomorrow. Heavenly!
  3. Sarah_Jayne
    How could you go wrong with this recipe? I used recipe #135104 for the meatballs and they worked great to make this a tasty Saturday night meal in front of the telly. The only real change I made was to use some red cheddar instead of provolone because I (sadly) can't get provolone in the UK. All the cheese I used were reduced fat varieties and I used wholemeal hoagie rolls. We had them alongside recipe #304892 . Made for the Family Picks portion of ZWT4.
  4. pattikay in L.A.
    Perfectly wonderful subs! I used the recommended Greek meatballs and Recipe #126997 and a homemade marinara sauce. Thanks for posting!


<style>body { background: url("http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3639/3512121819_f2f1aaf050.jpg?v=0"); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes