Oven Baked Meatball Sub

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September is already halfway over! Can you believe it? I feel like this particular time of year: transitioning from summer into fall always moves faster than the rest of the year. I mean, I know time doesn’t ACTUALLY move any faster. But it’s like once school starts, EVERYTHING starts back up again, and everyone seems to be playing catch up until at least October. You’d think we would all get used to doing it every year, but for some reason, it’s always hard to get back in the swing of things.

So today’s recipe is one that is perfect for when you don’t have time to slave over dinner. It only takes about 30-40 minutes to make, which is great! And even better, for about 20 of those minutes, the meatballs are just simmering and you only have to check on them occasionally, so you can be multitasking with other things like making side salads or helping the kids with their homework.

This is one dish that is a guaranteed hit with the whole family! As always, anything covered in melted cheese is bound to please. These subs are also great for wrapping up in foil and taking to work or school for lunch.

Oven Baked Meatball Sub

Yields: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 sandwich

Oven Baked Meatball Sub


  • 4 sandwich rolls, cut with one side intact
  • 16 frozen cooked meatballs (the package will have a lot more than this so you can save the rest in the freezer until the next time you make these subs!)
  • 12 oz jarred pasta sauce (1/2 of a 24 oz jar)
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Place your frozen cooked meatballs in a large pot. Cover with pasta sauce. Gently fold the meatballs with the sauce, Heat the meatballs and sauce on medium low, stirring occasionally, until the meatballs are heated thoroughly, about 15 minutes (look on package to see if this time may vary).
  3. Fill each roll with 4 meatballs. Top with more pasta sauce from your pot. Place filled sandwich rolls closely on baking sheet. Top each sandwich with 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake until cheese is melted, hot, and bubbly, about 5 minutes. (If you want to get those lovely golden brown spots on top of the cheese, you could broil it for an additional minute)


Since you'll have more sub rolls, pasta sauce, and meatballs than what is called for in the recipe, you could easily double it without having to buy additional ingredients.


Source: Home Cooking Memories

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