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!
You can mix things up with a different cheese. This havarti/gouda combo cheese was really tasty.
For bread, this was a free baguette from our grocery store. I sliced it first…
Then I scooped out the insides a bit to allow more room for meatballs. (Don’t worry, I ate the insides. Mmmm, bread.)
Here are my meatballs as they finish cooking.
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.