Mini Meatball Subs


These are great for entertaining: a meatball with sauce and mozzarella cheese between a little roll.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
8 mini subs


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped green pepper

  • ½ cup crushed butter-flavored crackers

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (26.5 ounce) can spaghetti sauce

  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 8 dinner rolls, split


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine ground beef, onion, green pepper, crackers, and egg in a large bowl. Season with Worcestershire sauce, garlic, seasoned salt, and pepper; mix well. Form mixture into 8 meatballs. Place meatballs in a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  3. Bake meatballs in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Pour the spaghetti sauce into a large saucepan; bring to a simmer over low heat. Stir baked meatballs into the simmering sauce. Do not turn oven off. Simmer sauce until meatballs are fully cooked, about 20 minutes.

  4. Place one meatball, a sprinkle of mozzarella, a sprinkle of Parmesan, and a bit of sauce between each roll. Place sandwiches in hot oven; bake until cheeses melt, about 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

351 Calories
16g Fat
32g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 351
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 821mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 181mg 14%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 486mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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