Easy Meatball Sub Recipe

Meatball sub melts

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Check out these indulgent meaty sandwich subs with gooey mozzarella and nutty parmesan. This easy recipe serves a family of four and is ready in less than an hour. Plus, it's low calorie, too



  • minced beef 250g
  • minced pork 250g
  • onion 1 small, grated
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • parmesan grated to make 2 tbsp
  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • basil chopped to make 2 tbsp, plus leaves to serve
  • rocket 2 handfuls
  • sub rolls 4, halved and toasted
  • grated mozzarella a large handful


  • garlic ½ a clove, sliced
  • olive oil
  • chopped tomatoes 227g tin
  • dried chilli flakes a pinch
  • sugar 1 tsp


  • Step 1

    Put the first five ingredients in a bowl. Season well and mix together with your hands. Form into 16 meatballs.

  • Step 2

    Fry in a large frying pan with the olive oil until browned all over, then scoop out onto a plate.

  • Step 3

    For the sauce, sizzle the sliced garlic in a little olive oil, in the same pan you fried the meatballs, then tip in the tomatoes, chilli flakes and sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened.

  • Step 4

    Stir the meatballs into the sauce with the chopped basil and simmer for 10 minutes, turning them halfway.

  • Step 5

    To serve, pile rocket and meatballs onto the sub roll bases with some sauce and top with a layer of grated mozzarella. Put under a hot grill to melt the cheese then add a few more basil leaves, put the sub tops on and serve.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 496
  • Fat 27.3g
  • Saturates 10.5g
  • Carbs 26.6g
  • Sugars 5.2g
  • Fibre 2.4g
  • Protein 34.8g
  • Salt 0.9g