This 20-Minute Meatball Sandwich Recipe Is What Everyone Wants for Dinner by 30Seconds Food

This 20-Minute Meatball Sandwich Recipe Is What Everyone Wants for Dinner

November 3 is National Sandwich Day! We think a meatball sandwich is the way to go for sandwich lovers. This delicious, hot sandwich can be on the table in under 20 minutes! 

If you start with frozen meatballs, this meatball sandwich recipe is ready in about 15 minutes. Fabulous! It's the perfect filling sandwich for sandwich night or when watching sports with friends and family. 

Frozen meatballs and mixed with marinara sauce (or your favorite pasta sauce) and then piled onto hoagie rolls. After topping the saucy meatballs with cheese, they are baked in the oven until hot and melty. You don't have to use frozen meatballs for this meatball sandwich recipe. If you have a favorite homemade meatball recipe, that would make the sandwich even better! 

You don't really need a side dish with these hearty meatball sandwiches. But you could serve them with slaw, potato salad or caprese salad. No one would mind. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 bag frozen meatballs (thawed)
  • 1 jar (23 ounces) marinara sauce or your favorite homemade marinara sauce recipe
  • provolone or mozzarella cheese
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 hoagie rolls
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the hoagie rolls on a baking sheet. Toast in a 425-degree F for about 2 minutes. 
  2. Combine the meatballs and marinara sauce. 
  3. Put the meatballs into the hoagie rolls. Top with the mozzarella or provolone and some Parmesan cheese. 
  4. Bake for another 5 minutes or until meatballs are heated through and cheese has melted. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately with any leftover marinara sauce for dipping. 

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Recipe Notes

  • You don't have to use frozen meatballs for this meatball sandwich recipe. If you have a favorite homemade meatball recipe, that would make the sandwich even better!
  • For easier cleanup, cover the baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Try this recipe with ground turkey or chicken meatballs.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 827

Total Fat: 46.7g

Saturated Fat: 19.2g

Cholesterol: 84mg

Sodium: 2039mg

Total Carbohydrate: 72.9g

Dietary Fiber: 12.9g

Total Sugars: 22.9g

Protein: 35.5g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 313mg

Iron: 6mg

Potassium: 904mg

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Donna John
I love frozen Italian-style meatballs. Keep them in the freezer all the time for spaghetti night. Great when you forget to thaw out meat or Italian sausage for the sauce.
Donna John
This would be a great recipe for Super Bowl. So easy.
Elisa Schmitz
This looks amazing! A great meal for the Big Game or anytime! #yum

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