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5 Ingredient Meatball Subs Recipe

These 5 Ingredient Meatball Subs are full of cheesy goodness and so easy to make! They taste better than any sub shop!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 5 ingredients in recipe, best meatballs, Meatball subs, subs
Servings: 4
Calories: 502kcal


  • 24 frozen meatballs
  • 24 ounces pasta sauce
  • 4 slices Provolone cheese cut in half
  • 4 submarine rolls
  • fresh basil or lettuce for garnish (optional)


  • Heat meatballs according to package directions.
  • In a large sauce pan, heat spaghetti sauce over medium-heat until warm.
  • Add in cooked meatballs and let it simmer until heated through.
  • Place 6 meatballs, with sauce, on an open roll, top with cheese slices, then place on a baking sheet. Repeat 3 times.
  • Broil sandwiches for 2-3 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bread starts to turn golden.
  • Top with lettuce (optional). Serve warm.


  • Keep a close eye on the subs under the broiler so they don't burn.


Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1397mg | Potassium: 830mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 13mg