Quick and Easy Meatball Sandwich Recipe

5 from 3 reviews

This meatball sandwich recipe takes 30 minutes from start to finish and will quickly become your family's favorite dinner! The secret ingredient that makes this meatball sub better than the rest is the garlic cheese bread base which prevents the bun from getting soggy!


  • 24 oz. spaghetti sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 24 oz. frozen Italian meatballs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1.5 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley + more for garnish
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 6 hoagie rolls
  • 8 oz. sliced provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat spaghetti sauce to a large pan along with oregano and a couple large pinches of salt and pepper, over medium heat.
  3. Add frozen meatballs and cover. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and stir.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and gently simmer, covered, for about 25 minutes or until the meatballs are heated through.
  5. Once the meatballs have about 10 minutes left, combine butter, garlic, parsley, and a couple pinches of salt until well combined.
  6. Slice hoagie rolls lengthwise down the top of the roll, cutting a "V" shape out of the top of each hoagie roll.
  7. Spread the cut side of the with garlic butter. and divide hoagies between a couple baking dishes.
  8. Bake for 5 minutes to get them nice and toasty.
  9. Then add slices of provolone and broil for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  10. Once the meatballs are warmed through, divide them evenly between the garlic cheese hoagie rolls.
  11. Garnish with grated Parmesan and fresh chopped parsley and enjoy!



  • If you don't have time to make your own garlic butter (although it really does take just a couple minutes) check your local grocery store! Some sell their own garlic butter. Whether you opt for homemade or store bought, just make sure you don't skip the garlic butter. It really adds such a delicious layer of flavor; it's like garlic cheese bread married Sunday night meatballs and lived happily ever after in this garlicky, toasty hoagie house.
  • These meatballs sandwiches are perfect for a party! To serve these as more of an appetizer or finger food, just follow the recipe instructions, and then after you bake the hoagie rolls with the garlic butter and cheese, use a sharp serrated knife to cut the rolls into quarters. Then add one meatball to each quarter, garnish and serve. You're basically cutting each meatball sub into fourths, creating cute little meatballs sliders for an easier grab and go snack!

Keywords: meatball sub, homemade meatball subs, meatball hoagie