Turkey Meatball Sandwich Recipe

Turkey meatball subs

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Stuff cheesy turkey meatballs into a sub roll for a fiery midweek lunch on-the-go



  • turkey breast mince 400g
  • onion 1 small, grated
  • parmesan 30g, finely grated, plus extra to serve
  • black peppercorns ground to make ¼ tsp
  • olive oil 2 tbsp
  • garlic 2 cloves, sliced
  • dried chilli flakes ½ tsp
  • tomato purée 1 tbsp
  • plum tomatoes 400g tin
  • basil a few leaves
  • submarine rolls 4, halved and toasted
  • salad dressed with balsamic vinegar to serve


  • Step 1

    Tip the mince, onion, parmesan, ground pepper and a big pinch of salt into a bowl and mash with your hands until combined. Roll into 16 even-sized balls.

  • Step 2

    Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the meatballs until golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to scoop out onto a plate.

  • Step 3

    Add the remaining tbsp of oil to the frying pan and fry the garlic for 1 minute, then add the chilli flakes and tomato purée, and cook for a further minute. Tip in the tomatoes and 150ml of water, and simmer for 15 minutes. Use a hand blender to whizz the sauce until smooth, then add the meatballs back in. Simmer gently for 10 minutes, flipping the meatballs halfway.

  • Step 4

    Spoon the meatballs onto 4 sub bases, then spoon over the sauce. Add a few basil leaves, grate over more parmesan, put on the lids and serve with a salad, if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 338
  • Fat 9.9g
  • Saturates 2.8g
  • Carbs 27.7g
  • Sugars 6.2g
  • Fibre 2.7g
  • Protein 33.2g
  • Salt 0.8g