Easy sausage meatball sub recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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Easy Sausage Meatball Subs

Easy sausage meatballs add a spicy kick to a classic sub! A fun addition to any game day menu or enjoyed as a weeknight meal!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Meatball, Sandwich
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb hot Italian sausage
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 C seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 24 oz marinara sauce
  • 4 : 8-inch sub rolls
  • Mozzarella slices
  • Parmesan cheese optional - for topping


  • In a large bowl, combine ground sausage, salt, pepper, egg, Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Mix well with your hands or a wooden spoon. Divide into 12 equal pieces, shaping into balls. 
  • Preheat broiler. Prepare 4 8-inch sub rolls. Create a well in the top of each roll, large enough to hold the meatballs. Be careful to not slice through to the bottom of the rolls.  
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Sear meatballs on all sides. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add marinara sauce. Cover and cook until meatballs are no longer pink in the center and internal temperature is 160°F. 
  • Add 2-3 slices of mozzarella to the cavity in each roll. Fill with meatballs and marinara sauce. Place on a baking sheet. Broil until cheese is fully melted and bread is lightly charred. 
  • Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. 


*If desired, medium or sweet sausage may be substituted for the hot sausage
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel