Italian Meatball Subs

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 45m
Ready In

Recipe: #4602

February 13, 2012

"This came out of a crockpot cookbook many years ago and I have made it many time since. It is not hard to do. You can make the sauce listed below or sometimes I use my own sauce out of my stash in the freezer (then I don't use the crockpot but just bake the meatballs in the oven on a cookie sheet and continue from there. With the sauce listed, sometimes I do it in the crockpot and sometimes on top of the stove. I like to get a crusty submarine roll, spread it with butter, garlic salt, and parsley and pop it under the broiler for a few seconds to melt the butter and then make the sandwich."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (321 g)
  • Calories 638.9
  • Total Fat - 31.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 108.6 mg
  • Sodium - 472.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 48.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.2 g
  • Sugars - 14.4 g
  • Protein - 39.5 g
  • Calcium - 133.2 mg
  • Iron - 5.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Combine all the ingredients for the meatballs and mix well; shape into 1" balls and bake on a cookie sheet till done; put into the crock pot (if you are using your own already made sauce, don't put them into the crockpot, but wait until you are ready to serve them and put them together at that time.

Step 2

If you are doing the crockpot, combine the sauce ingredients in a separate saucepan and heat; pour the hot sauce over the meatballs in the crockpot.

Step 3

Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.

Step 4

Put on crusty or submarine rolls along with provolone cheese, and put under the broiler for a few minutes till cheese melts; serve hot.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



The best subs I have had in a long time, with delicious meatballs and sauce and lots of melty provolone on top. Such a fantastic lunch!

review by:
(5 Mar 2019)


This is a meatball sub done right! Love the sauce, and flavor of the meatballs. They are so tender too. Great one to try!

review by:
(10 Mar 2013)


The sauce turned out exceptional to other recipes I have made. The flavors were there and the meatballs were freakin delicious especially using provolone and then baking the subs in the oven to melt the cheese and crunch up the rolls! This is my favorite sub and we will make these frequently cause we have definitely found a great new sandwich for our lunches.

review by:
(1 Apr 2012)