Simple Grilled Meatball Sub Recipe

A Simple Grilled Meatball Sub Recipe to put together for a quick and easy meal for supper or lunch and weekends, with melted cheese.

  • Author: FillMyRecipeBook
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 2
  • Category: Dinner or lunch, meals
  • Method: grill, oven bake


  1. 6 precooked meat balls or left overs. (or more depending on size)
  2. 2 French or hot dog rolls
  3. Some pizza tomato base or marinara sauce for two buns.
  4. 1/4 cup of butter soft
  5. 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  6. 3/4 cup of grated mozzarella cheese (or other preferred)
  7. Italian Herbs and spices


  1. Turn on the Grill of the oven. If not then bake the buns in a heated oven of 200 Deg. C (400 Deg. F)
  2. Cut the buns in half but not totally through. You would want to open them and fill them with the contents without them pouring out.
  3. In a bowl with the soft butter add the garlic powder and mix well. Spread the garlic butter inside the bread rolls and place in the oven under the grill to slightly melt and brown in the oven. For 2 minutes. The buns will brown more with the filling in.
  4. Add your tomato paste or marinara sauce in the buns.
  5. Take your precooked meatballs or left over meat balls and place them in the middle of the buns on top of the tomato sauce.
  6. Grate the cheese and sprinkle over the top and add the Italian herbs.
  7. The buns should be placed on a grilling pan, or grid. Or on a greased or lined baking sheet with the tops facing the grill. or up.
  8. Grill until the cheese has melted and browned slightly. (the bun will be toasted nicely as well) about 3-5 minutes (just watch the buns)
  9. For the oven without a grill follow the same instructions. But just watch for when they are done and cheese is melted. Should take 10 – 12 minutes. The same as a pizza.
  10. Serve on a plate with salad or enjoy as such just like a pizza.


Some left over meat balls or ground mince meat will also work well.

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