Meatball Subs

Today is an easy, simple recipe because the holidays have begun and we are busy. This is actually a weeknight meal, assuming you work ahead a little. I love that I can make these meatballs and sauce in the morning, then finish them in about 20 minutes when I get home. While they were heating up, I prepared the bread and cheese. Easy peasy! Feel free to use your own meatball recipe, but mine were mighty tasty in this. This might have been the best meatball sub I ever had. Actually, no, not just might have been. It was the best. And it’s so easy that you might start having the best meatball subs all of the time!

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You can mix things up with a different cheese. This havarti/gouda combo cheese was really tasty.

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For bread, this was a free baguette from our grocery store. I sliced it first…

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Then I scooped out the insides a bit to allow more room for meatballs. (Don’t worry, I ate the insides. Mmmm, bread.)

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Here are my meatballs as they finish cooking.

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Yeah, this was pretty awesome. I feel a bit silly for calling it a recipe, but I need to remember this as a meal. And you need to know about it, too.

Directions for Meatball Subs

  • Meatballs in Marinara Sauce (freshly made or warmed on the stovetop)
  • Baguette, cut into sub rolls (or sub rolls)
  • Melting cheese, sliced (Mozzarella, Gouda, Havarti, Cheddar, etc.)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. You can toast the rolls for a few minutes before continuing, or omit that step. Then, place some meatballs into the bread. Spoon some marinara sauce on top, then place a slice of the cheese over the meatballs. Bake for about 5-10 minutes until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted.

 

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