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Turkey Meatball Subs are a super easy and quick dinner option with tons of flavor. Tender homemade meatballs (or frozen) are simmered in marinara sauce and stuffed inside hearty rolls, then covered with cheese. Broiled until melty and golden, these sub sandwiches are perfect for lunch, dinner, or your next game day party.
Here’s another delicious way to use our homemade turkey meatballs! Serve them with a side of our favorite Summer Spaghetti Salad and some Snickerdoodle Brownies for dessert. Make a few for a weeknight dinner or make a bunch to feed a crowd.
There’s just something about those tender, juicy meatballs dripping in sauce and melty cheese that screams comfort food. They are easy to eat, only a little messy and a great way to feed a crowd.
Whenever I cook meatballs, I always make an extra batch or two so I can keep them in the freezer for spaghetti and sandwiches. Having them ready to go means we can have meals like Spaghetti and Meatball Soup or meatballs subs any night of the week.
The difference between these sandwiches is actually more about where you live than what’s on them. Layer some meat, cheese, toppings and dressing on an long Italian style roll, and you’ve got yourself a sub, hero, grinder, hoagie, blimpie…the list can go on. Originally a sub was named for navy shipyard workers and the submarines these sandwiches resembled. The term grinder is thought to have originated from the amount of grinding, or chewing, it took to eat one. A hoagie is filled with italian meats and cheese, like these Baked Italian Sub Sandwiches.
Marinara and cheese is the simplest choice here, but if you’re feeling adventurous, you can add other toppings, like peppers and onions, mushrooms or olives. I also sprinkle on a little minced basil or parsley because it just feel fancy and adds a bit of freshness.
Whatever you do, don’t skimp on the cheese – it’s the best part. If you’re out of Mozzarella, you could swap Provolone or even cheddar jack cheese in its place. Any melty cheese will do well.
Any long roll like a french roll, hoagie or grinder roll. A hot dog bun will work in a pinch, but may be too small to hold many meatballs. If all you have is hamburger buns, slice the meatballs and stack them up! You want a bread that will stand up to the heaviness of the meatballs, that’s the key.
Leftover meatball subs can be store in the refrigerator for a couple of days. Wrap them in plastic wrap or foil and store in an airtight container. Reheat in the microwave, keeping in mind that the bread does tend to get a little soggy from the sauce.
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